The Associated Press
Created: March 19, 2020 11:41 PM
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham indicated she is likely to call legislators to a special session to revise a recently signed state budget, address public health needs and provide economic relief in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Satewide coronavirus infections climbed Thursday to 35.
In a letter to legislators, the Democratic governor said a clear picture of emergency federal aid is needed before state budget revisions can take place.
A sputtering economy and plunging world oil prices are threatening to undermine major sources of state government income. New Mexico relies on the petroleum sector for more than a third of annual state income.
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