NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – A billion-dollar state budget shortfall. A key state lawmaker says that’s how much the coronavirus crisis could cost New Mexico. Sen. John Arthur Smith says it could take up to two years for the state’s economy to bounce back.
State lawmakers kicked off the 2021 New Mexico legislative session Tuesday, Jan. 19. KUNM’s Nash Jones spoke with James Barron, education reporter with the Santa Fe