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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 7:00 pm | Updated: 12:32 am, Thu May 16, 2013.

Gov. Susana Martinez’s finance chief admitted to legislators this week that he gave the state House of Representatives inaccurate information on the controversial tax bill that zipped through the Legislature amid confusion in the closing minutes of the session.

Tom Clifford, secretary of the Department of Finance and Administration, admitted that estimates he gave of how much the major tax package would cost the state were wrong. He said the bill, which Martinez predicts will stimulate economic development, could cost more in future years than legislators were told before they passed it.

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4 comments:

  • Alfred Padilla posted at 4:49 pm on Fri, Jul 12, 2013.

    Xenoace32 Posts: 274

    Slime!

     
  • mcmanuseggers posted at 12:29 pm on Thu, May 16, 2013.

    mcmanuseggers Posts: 4

    If the information given was faulty/false information, the bill should be nullified until the next session convenes so that our legislators can have time to come up with a better plan. Gov. Martinez and the Finance Secretary should be audited on all legislation passed in the last rushed sessions!

     
  • marryann montoya posted at 10:07 am on Thu, May 16, 2013.

    maryannmontoya Posts: 29

    It's not the lobbyist who give false info, it's the Finance Secretary himself!!!! Any disciplinary action going to happen?

     
  • henry griswold posted at 9:34 am on Thu, May 16, 2013.

    henry griswold Posts: 212

    lobbyist gives false info. who woulda thought...........

     
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