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Governor signs budget with raise for state workers

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Posted: Friday, April 5, 2013 12:14 pm

New Mexico’s state workers and educators are in line for their first across-the-board pay increase in four years under a nearly $5.9 billion state budget signed into law Friday by Gov. Susana Martinez.

Despite some speculation that Martinez might line-item veto that part of the budget — she originally called for no pay raises — she left intact provisions that allocate about $33 million for 1 percent salary increases for public employees, including school workers, in the fiscal year that starts July 1.

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