New Mexico Gets Federal Boost

New Mexico – New Mexico is getting more than $13.7 million dollars in federal revenue-sharing funds for public schools, roads and specific county programs.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the funds Monday. New Mexico's share is part of $389 million being distributed to 41 states and Puerto Rico.

Since 1908, 25 percent of U.S. Forest Service revenues from timber sales, mineral leases, recreation and grazing go back to states and counties that have national forest lands.

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