Food tax vetoed

The Associated Press SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson vetoed a proposed food tax on Wednesday but signed other tax increases that will provide about $170 million next year to help balance the budget. Richardson used his line-item veto powers to reject a proposal that would have reinstated the gross receipts tax on food at […]

House panel derails veto override

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday saved Gov. Bill Richardson the embarrassment of a veto override. The committee tabled a bill that Richardson had vetoed last year — a veto that the Senate recently voted overwhelmingly to override. The bill would have forced state agencies to provide […]

ENMU gets $5.1 million in funding from state

By William P. Thompson Gov. Bill Richardson vetoed about $1.3 million in state Legislature-approved capital outlay money for Eastern New Mexico University, but ENMU President Steven Gamble said he is happy with the $5.1 million the university will receive. “We’re fine. We’re in good shape,” Gamble said. “We understand the governor has to veto some […]