Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

2 County Clerks Seek Funds For Election.(Final)

Byline: Michael Davis Journal Staff Writer

Two area county clerks are wondering how they will pay for the costs of putting on a special election the state has set for Sept. 23.

The costs of the two-question election will set the state back $1.3 million, Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron said, not including costs she says must be shouldered by county election offices statewide.

The Legislature initiated sweeping education reforms this year, including two proposed constitutional amendments.

The first would shift responsibility for governing schools from the state Board of Education to the governor by giving the governor power to hire and fire a cabinet secretary of education. …

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