DPNM Releases Clock to Pressure Governor Martinez to Address Her Failed Economic Agenda

More than 60 Days After NM Senate Dems Call For Special Session, Governor Martinez Still Travels to Texas Fundraiser

New Mexico – More than two months after Senate Democrats proactively called for a special session to address New Mexico’s dire budget situation, Governor Susana Martinez travelled to Texas for a fundraiser.

The Democratic Party of New Mexico released a clock, counting the days, months, and hours, since Governor Martinez and Lieutenant Governor John Sanchez have refused to address the Republican failed economic agenda.

“It’s been more than two months since Senate Democrats called for action, and Governor Martinez continues to make desperate attempts to distract the public from her failed economic agenda while leaving New Mexico in the uninterested hands of Lieutenant Governor John Sanchez,” said Debra Haaland, Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. “We need action—Governor Martinez’s administration is failing our economy.”

New Mexico faces a shortfall of $223 million for FY2016 and an estimated shortfall of $431 million for FY2017, meanwhile, Governor Martinez continues to allow New Mexico’s economic outlook to worsen as she takes political trips outside the state, costing taxpayers approximately $26,000 just this year.