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it’s war: legislature to sue governor, try for extraordinary session

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it’s war: legislature to sue governor, try for extraordinary session

heath haussamen / nmpolitics.neta statue outside the roundhouse in santa fe.legislative leaders on thursday approved a lawsuit against gov. susana martinez to try to overturn vetoes of funding for the legislature, higher education and other bills. they also directed staff to begin gathering signatures for an extraordinary session at which they might try to override some of her vetoes.democratic leaders said they’re still trying to negotiate a deal with martinez, a republican, to address the state’s budget crisis. but they don’t sound optimistic, as evidenced by their decision on thursday to fight.“her action in unilaterally rejecting the bipartisan plan that was sent up there — and then trying to selectively veto pieces of the budget — has created a constitutional crisis,” senate majority leader peter wirth, d-santa fe, was quoted by the albuquerque journal as saying.later, wirth said he and house speaker brian egolf, d-santa fe, met with martinez but reached no agreement, according to the associated press. wirth said, as paraphrased by the news service, that the governor “repeated ideas for solving a budget shortfall for the coming fiscal year that already have been roundly rejected by lawmakers. they include tapping more funds from school district reserves and reducing state pension contributions.”advertisement“wirth says he repeatedly asked martinez for more details of tax reforms that she wants incorporated into a budget compromise but left without ...