New Mexico voters approve $140M in library, school bonds

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico voters have approved three general obligation bond proposals that provide more than $140 million for senior citizen centers, libraries and colleges and universities around the state.

Officials at the University of New Mexico, the state's largest university, say the bonds include $19 million for renovations on the main campus and another $5.5 million is earmarked for branch campuses in Gallup, Los Alamos, Taos and Valencia County.

Senior centers from the Navajo Nation south to Dona Ana County would share $10.3 million in bonds for improvements, new construction and other equipment.

Another $9.8 million in bonds would go to state agencies for purchasing books, electronic resources and other materials as well as library construction projects.

Bonds are backed by property taxes and must be approved by voters.

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