Gov. Martinez to request food stamp funding
Gov. Susana Martinez announced Wednesday that she will ask the state legislature to approve $450,000 in supplemental food stamp assistance for 4,000 elderly and low-income New Mexicans in the special session next month.
The program was set to expire on July 1 since the legislature did not appropriate money for it, but Martinez continued the program through September with Recovery Act funds.
The program costs about $50,000 a month to run and ensures that New Mexicans receive at least $25 in food assistance per month, while the minimum federal benefit is $16 per month.