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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