- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - Lt. Gov. John Sanchez say pressure is building for a special legislative session to fund capital improvement projects.

Sanchez spoke at an annual Chaves County Republican Party dinner this week, saying that negotiations with Democratic leaders for a special session are ongoing.

Legislators couldn’t agree on about $270 million in a capital outlay bill, leaving the annual spending measure unfunded.

Gov. Susana Martinez says she had no plans to call back lawmakers to reconsider it. However, Sanchez says lawmakers could call themselves back for a special session.

According to the Roswell Daily Record (https://bit.ly/1y8DBVu ), Sanchez say city and county officials, and public and private organizations are pushing state officials to pass what’s known as the Christmas tree bill. It would allocate funding to each House and Senate district for projects.

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Information from: Roswell Daily Record, https://www.roswell-record.com

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