Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Gorham Pushes Debate On Education Funding.(Final)(Editorial)


State GOP chairwoman Ramsay Gorham isn't wasting any time. Fresh from Saturday's defeat of John Dendahl for the party chair, the Albuquerque senator says she hopes to wage war against a proposal to put another $78 million into public education.

Voters will decide in September whether to tap a little deeper into the state's Land Grant Permanent Fund a move that requires a constitutional amendment.

As a state senator, Gorham voted against the measure. As head of the state Republican Party, she is considering a campaign to convince voters to turn the measure down. Rather than just say no, such a campaign should also point to alternatives to pay for education reforms approved in the last legislative session. …

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