Read their lips: There is no state money

CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Rep. Dennis Roch, of Tucumcari, brought comic relief to an otherwise somber legislative breakfast in Clovis Wednesday morning. Legislators told attendees there is no money in state coffers for local projects.

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer

There is no money.

The message was plain and simple Wednesday morning as area legislators listened to the wish lists of community leaders.

“There isn’t any money, there really isn’t,” a somber Sen. Clint Harden of Clovis told a group gathered at Wells Fargo Bank for the 2010 annual Legislative Breakfast.

“It’s Christmas time, but you need to know it… revenues are down.”

Harden’s message was echoed by the other four legislators