Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

City Reps Make 2001 Wish Lists.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: Patrick Armijo Journal Staff Writer

Requests Total $70 Million

Money for local projects is high on the legislative wish list of Albuquerque city councilors. But several councilors say there are other important ways the Legislature could help the city, such as educational reform and a change in how immigrants are treated.

City Council is expected to adopt a resolution Wednesday setting legislative priorities. The list is expected to include requests for nearly $70 million in state funding for Albuquerque-area projects.

Councilor Greg Payne said nothing in the resolution would be better for the city than reforming the educational system. …

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