The governor addressed lawmakers on New Mexico's budgetary surplus and crime.

 At the start of a 30-day legislative session, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is implementing substantial steps to reduce violent crime, increase affordable housing, and address climate change and drought.

The second-term Democratic governor will give her State of the State speech Tuesday at the start of a session to set spending priorities for the new fiscal year amid a multibillion-dollar general fund surplus.

The state plans to raise a record $13 billion in the fiscal year that begins July 1, surpassing yearly expenditure requirements by about one-third.

Leading Democratic legislators want to limit yearly general fund expenditure to $10.1 billion by 5.9% to curb rising oil and natural gas production profits. They intend to cut construction borrowing and increase savings and endowments to fund vital government services.

Lujan Grisham suggests a roughly 10% yearly budget increase. She wants $250 million to extend down payment help and $40 million to start a statewide homelessness program.

Lujan Grisham announced a sweeping public safety plan to combat gun violence, panhandling, retail crime, and hazing on Friday. Gun-control ideas would delay background checks, restrict assault-style firearms' lethality, and raise the minimum age to 21 for semiautomatic rifles and shotguns.

Republicans in the congressional minority oppose gun rights legislation but support pretrial detention system reforms that would allow police to hold some criminals until trial. Starting in 2017, New Mexico eliminated money-bail and incarcerated dangerous people pending trial.

In response to climate change and fossil fuel concerns, Lujan Grisham seeks state tax rebates for electric car purchases. An alternative idea would fund the creation of a critical new industrial water supply using treated salty water from oil and natural gas drilling. All legislators are up for election in November.

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