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lawmakers sue to try to overturn 10 martinez vetoes

heath haussamen / nmpolitics.neta statue outside the roundhouse in santa fe.as promised, the legislative council on monday filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn 10 of gov. susana martinez’s recent vetoes based on an argument that she didn’t provide a necessary explanation for her disapproval in the time required.“if successful in the court, we will not only have succeeded in maintaining separation of powers — but in enacting these ten bills our state can better prepare students for high-paying careers in stem, support small businesses to grow and thrive, and provide opportunity to new mexicans everywhere,” house speaker brian egolf, d-santa fe, and senate president pro tem mary kay papen, d-las cruces, said in a joint statement.the petition was filed in district court in santa fe. you can read it here.advertisementthe move sets up another legal battle between the governor and lawmakers stemming from martinez’s actions in the regular legislative session held earlier this year. martinez also vetoed funding for higher education and the legislature. weeks ago the n.m. supreme court dismissed the legislative council’s petition to undo those vetoes, agreeing with martinez that there was still time for the executive and legislative branches to resolve the dispute. they did just that in a special session last month.martinez’s spokesman blasted the new lawsuit.“this is yet another example of out-of-touch santa fe trial lawyers wasting time and taxpayer money going to c...