Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Hobbs Cheers Gov.'s Veto.(Legislature)

Byline: Journal Capitol Bureau


SANTA FE Gov. Gary Johnson has vetoed hundreds of bills or parts of bills, but House Minority Leader Ted Hobbs is especially grateful for his most recent veto.

The Republican governor on Thursday used his line-item veto power to reject a $160,000 proposal that would have provided senators a $400 monthly expense account. The money would have been used to defray costs when senators are working in their home districts and the Legislature isn't in session.

The proposal was included in an $18.3 million budget bill to pay for legislative operations. Johnson signed the bill, minus the money for the expense account proposed by Sen. …

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