Democratic Sen. John Arthur Smith, of Deming, at rear with microphone, guides a $700 million annual spending increase from New Mexico's general fund through approval by the state Senate on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Santa Fe, N.M. The House and Senate are moving closer to agreement that would increase spending on public education by nearly half a billion dollars and channel a windfall in tax income toward infrastructure and economic stimulus.
Democratic Sen. John Arthur Smith, of Deming, at rear with microphone, guides a $700 million annual spending increase from New Mexico's general fund through approval by the state Senate on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Santa Fe, N.M. The House and Senate are moving closer to agreement that would increase spending on public education by nearly half a billion dollars and channel a windfall in tax income toward infrastructure and economic stimulus. Morgan Lee AP Photo
Democratic Sen. John Arthur Smith, of Deming, at rear with microphone, guides a $700 million annual spending increase from New Mexico's general fund through approval by the state Senate on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Santa Fe, N.M. The House and Senate are moving closer to agreement that would increase spending on public education by nearly half a billion dollars and channel a windfall in tax income toward infrastructure and economic stimulus. Morgan Lee AP Photo