ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico governor is getting a bill that slashes 119 capital projects amid efforts by state lawmakers to close a half-billion dollar shortfall.
The GOP-led House approved Monday a proposal by the Democratic-controlled Senate that moves around $90 million in unspent state funds to New Mexico’s general fund.
Projects planned for the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and the National Hispanic Cultural Center are among those facing the chopping block. In addition, road projects and improvements to water systems around the state could be cut.
The projects are mostly from stalled construction projects first funded in 2014 or earlier.
A spokesman for Gov. Susana Martinez said the governor has not seen the bill yet.