New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration will receive money to establish a merit pay system for teachers under a proposed state budget approved by the House despite objections from Democrats, the Associated Press reports. The House approved the financial blueprint on a 53-16 vote on Thursday, and sent it to the Senate for consideration. Only Democrats voted against the bill. The measure will allocate nearly $5.9 billion for public schools, colleges and state government programs — ranging from prisons to health care — in the fiscal year starting in July…

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