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In final days of legislative session, budget still not finalized

Nathan O'Neal
Created: February 17, 2020 05:21 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Days before the end of the legislative session, the state’s multi-billion dollar budget has not been finalized.

The House passed its budget plan. It moved over to the Senate, but it’s still in the committee process.

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While lawmakers try to hammer out details about the budget, other bills have made their way to the governor’s desk.

In a late vote Sunday night, lawmakers gave the final approval to a bill that aims to reduce the cost of prescription drugs.

Senate bill one would allow New Mexico to import wholesale prescription drugs from Canada -- with the goal of reducing the price of medications.

The governor has indicated she will sign the bill.

“There's not a single one of us who isn't touched by a family member who can't afford their medications,” the governor said.

The legislative session is scheduled to wrap up Feb. 20.


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