SANTA FE, N.M. — The Latest on bills approved or vetoed by New Mexico’s governor (all times local):
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has rejected proposed infrastructure projects at four college campuses in northern and western New Mexico.
Martinez on Wednesday signed a bill to fund improvements at a long list of senior citizen facilities, libraries, public colleges and Native American tribal schools.
At the same time, she is vetoing line by line proposed spending at Luna Community College in Las Vegas, N.M.; at a state college campus in Espanola; and at University of New Mexico campuses in Gallup and Los Alamos.
The rejected projects would have cost more than $7 million.
Time is running out for bills from the Legislature to win approval from Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez.
Martinez has until noon on Wednesday to sign off on a bill that bundles together bipartisan public safety measures and to approve all or portions of a $6.3 billion spending bill from the Democrat-led Legislature.
Bills that are not signed do not go into effect — an outcome known as a pocket veto. Martinez has indicated general support for the Legislature’s spending priorities.
During a 30-day session that ended in February, lawmakers rallied around a package of public safety reforms designed to bolster police ranks, deter repeat drunken driving, toughen gun-possession penalties for violent felons, and better address addiction and health issues among prison inmates as they are released.