DALLAS — New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson wants to spend almost $600 million during the next fiscal year on capital outlay efforts ranging from $50 million for state road projects stalled by high construction costs to $2 million to provide laptop computers to seventh graders.

The capital outlay budget the governor submitted to the Legislature includes $369.8 million of projects financed by proceeds from the state’s energy severance tax bonds and nonrecurring general fund revenues, and $224.8 million of proceeds from statewide general obligation bonds that voters would need to approve in November.

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