New Mexico governor calls for $1,200 payment to unemployed
By CEDAR ATTANASIO and MORGAN LEEtoday
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s governor is calling for $1,200 cash payments to workers who have qualified for unemployment since the pandemic began.
New Mexico lawmakers were drafting legislation Monday aimed at providing about $300 million in direct economic aid for the unemployed, small businesses and emergency housing subsidies. They’re set to meet Tuesday in a special session in hopes of delivering an emergency aid package before Thanksgiving.
“I am grateful for the Legislature’s willingness to take up this urgently needed relief package on behalf of all New Mexicans,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “And I am optimistic lawmakers will come together in a bipartisan fashion to expeditiously approve these assistance programs.”
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