Rep. Luciano “Lucky” Varela, the chairman of the Legislative Finance Committee, says Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration is not spending a significant amount of money the Legislature appropriated for state employees’ salaries and that this money ought to go for pay raises.
However, a spokesman for the governor says across-the-board pay increases are highly unlikely, although the administration is looking at possible “targeted raises” for those working in the public safety area.
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