Monday, October 26, 2009

Richardson says critical services 'will be cut,' wants to hear from public

Gov. Bill Richardson wants public input on the budget bills the Legislature approved last week before he acts.

He said in a statement that critical services "will be cut."

"While the Legislature made minimal cuts to education, legislators targeted state agencies under the control of the Governor for the most drastic cuts. That means critical services will be cut. For example, while legislators claimed to have protected Medicaid funding, critical programs such as behavioral health care, children’s healthcare and programs for the elderly were not spared," he said.

Richardson has 20 days to act.

You can email or call 505-476-2210.

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