ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Time is running out for lawmakers and the Gov. Susana Martinez to come up with a way to fund our state’s public colleges and universities. This comes after Martinez vetoes $745 million in funding for our higher education in New Mexico.
If nothing is done, the state’s public colleges and universities will run out of funding on June 30. After her veto, the governor said higher education will be funded in a special session. But so far she hasn’t said when that will be. Another option: state lawmakers could possibly call for their own extraordinary session.
Meantime, New Mexico’s higher education institutions are left hanging. On this week’s Eye on New Mexico, Kai Porter speaks with the New Mexico Council of University Presidents.