- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) - Officials of a border city in New Mexico that has had problems with its budget and allegations of government corruption say the community has recovered financially.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (https://bit.ly/1rlZLAG ) the Sunland Park City Council on Tuesday formally adopted an $8 million budget to operate city government during fiscal year 2017.

Acting City Manager Bob Gallagher says the new budget will be the largest the city has ever had. In 2012, amid scandals, the Sunland Park faced a $1.8 million budget deficit. Gov. Susanna Martinez then ordered the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration to take over supervision of Sunland Park’s city government.

Gallagher says the city has recovered from those problems and is ending the current fiscal year with about $5 million in cash reserves.


Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, https://www.lcsun-news.com

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