Martinez wants lawmakers to deal with nine issues, including an effort to reform the state's gross receipts tax system and eliminate many of its exemptions.
Gov. Susana Martinez has called for a special session of the state Legislature to begin at noon on May 24.
In a proclamation issued Friday, Martinez said she wants lawmakers to deal with nine issues, including an effort to reform the state’s gross receipts tax system and eliminate many of its exemptions.
Martinez has been locked in a battle with Democratic lawmakers after she vetoed nearly $800 million from next year’s proposed budget, and a bill that would have raised $350 million in new taxes.
Martinez’s vetoes defunded the state’s entire university system, as well as the legislative branch of state government.
Democratic lawmakers have sued Martinez over the vetoes, and the New Mexico Supreme Court will hold a hearing on the lawsuit on May 15.
Martinez also said that during the special session, she wants the state Senate to hold hearings her appointments to the boards of regents of several universities.
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