New Mexico Governor Urges Cooperation on Crime, Economy

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez sounded an optimistic note Tuesday about the state economy and government finances while calling on lawmakers to approve new business incentives and adopt stiffer criminal penalties to address concerns about public safety.

After the governor’s speech, Sen. Howie Morales, a Silver City Democrat, warned Martinez that lawmakers had bipartisan support on distinct criminal justice reforms and spending increases. He said lawmakers would not hesitate to seek an override in reaction to any veto or veto threat from Martinez.

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