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New Mexico state court agrees to consider veto challenges

The Associated Press
June 16, 2017 05:34 PM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A judge has agreed to consider whether 10 bills vetoed by Gov. Susana Martinez this year should become law anyway.

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New Mexico state district court Judge Sarah Singleton on Friday said state lawmakers can move forward with their challenge of the vetoes.

A Democratic-led panel of legislators says Martinez failed to explain her objections to the bills in a written message as required by the state constitution. Lawmakers say the explanations are crucial to the legislative process.

Singleton directed attorneys for the governor to submit a response and prepare for a hearing.

The bills in question would allow high school students to count their computer science classes toward core math credits needed for graduation and open the way for research program for industrial hemp, among other measures.

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