Raises for NM Cabinet Heads

MORE MONEY FOR THE PEOPLE WHO HEAD NEW MEXICO’S STATE DEPARTMENT AGENCIES. THEY’RE GETTING A 17 PERCENT RAISE … AND A SPOKESPERSON FOR GOVERNOR LUJAN GRISHAM TELLS KOB TV THAT’S THE KEEP THE SALARIES COMPETITIVE. IT MEANS CABINET HEADS WHO EARN 128-THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR IF THEY NOW EARN 150-THOUSAND A YEAR.

THAT’S MORE THAN THE GOVERNOR MAKES, WHICH IS 110-THOUSAND A YEAR. THE RAISES WERE STARTED ON MONDAY.

THE RAISES WILL COST TAXPAYERS ACROSS THE STATE MORE THAN HALF A MILLION DOLLARS. AND EVEN STATE FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN JOHN ARTHUR SMITH … KNOWN AS A FISCAL CONSERVATIVE AND BUDGET HAWK ,,, SUPPORTS THE PAY RAISES.

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