- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 11, 2014

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Here is some of the spending vetoed by Gov. Susana Martinez on Tuesday in a $6 billion budget bill.

-$500,000 for home visiting services for pregnant women and families of needy children under age 2.

-$461,000 for higher payroll contributions by courts for a retirement plan for judges. A new state law requires government employers as well as judges to pay more into the retirement system.

-$350,000 for vehicles for state district and magistrate courts.

-$350,000 for vehicles for district attorney offices statewide.

-$250,000 for a feasibility study of the State Land Office buying some federal land if it’s put up for sale by the Bureau of Land Management.

-$200,000 for state tax structure study for the Legislature.

-$100,000 for the Health Department to post information on its web site about safe levels of nurse staffing at hospitals

-$100,000 for community health needs assessments by county and tribal health councils.

-$150,000 for the R.G. Sanchez Senior Community Center in Bernalillo County.

-$50,000 for art, education and theater youth programs in Bernalillo County.

-$30,000 for the Santa Fe fiesta council. The governor also eliminated language that would have earmarked $25,000 in the Tourism Department’s marketing and promotion program for the Santa Fe Indian Market and $25,000 for the Santa Fe Spanish Market. The money flows to the department without any spending directive.

-$75,000 for the African-American Performing Arts Center and exhibit hall at the State Fair.

-$50,000 for performance arts programs in public schools.

-$100,000 for Tibbetts Middle School in Farmington.

-$50,000 for the University of New Mexico for high school debate preparations.

-$150,000 for UNM for “Native American engagement” and other purposes, including planning assistance.

-$50,000 for UNM for the International Studies Institute.

-$100,000 for UNM for “college degree mapping.”

-$150,000 for UNM’s Institute for Indigenous Knowledge and Development.

-$100,000 for UNM for academic planning and programming to improve student success.

-$50,000 for New Mexico State University’s International Studies Institute.

-$100,000 for New Mexico Highland University’s oil and gas management program.

-$50,000 for Western New Mexico University’s service learning program.

-$250,000 for Eastern New Mexico University’s career and technical education programs.

-$85,000 for instructional equipment at Northern New Mexico College.

-$100,000 for a “microgrid” project at Santa Fe Community College, $161,900 for an integrated basic education and skills training program, and $50,000 to develop a smart grid workforce training program and a microgrid innovation laboratory.

-$97,900 for two full-time employee positions for the Legislative Education Study Committee.

-$100,000 to the Administrative Office of the District Attorneys for information technology equipment.

-$100,000 for landscaping for the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.

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