Friday, October 9, 2009

Some budget info due out today

Some lawmakers in the Senate plan to release their spending plan later today. The plan is a counterproposal to what Gov. Bill Richardson is pitching.

Sources say the plan would hold education harmless only if other programs for the developmentally disabled and those on Medicaid are also not cut.

But it looks like another plan coming out of the House would cut school spending by about three percent. Read this story for what House Speaker Ben Lujan had to say about it last night. At the same time, he also said state employee salaries could be cut by 2.5 percent, according to the story.

Today is also the day for a giant rally at the Capitol against education cuts and for rolling back tax cuts.

All of this comes a week ahead of the special session set to start next Saturday.

Details later.

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