Bipartisanship comes at cost to taxpayers

Freedom New Mexico After his State of the Union address, we expected environmental groups to protest President Barack Obama’s declaration to advance nuclear power. We’re pleased the outrage already spans the political spectrum, with many stops in between. Add us to the complainers. The new federal budget proposes to triple loan guarantees for new nuclear […]

Bingaman reacts to President Obama’s State of the Union address

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman said President Obama’s State of the Union address laid out an ambitious agenda to bolster the economy in the short and long term — creating jobs, reining in health care costs and expanding educational opportunities. Bingaman also applauded the president’s call for the creation of a task force aimed […]

Clovis High student invited to State of the Union address

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Courtesy photo Jennifer Landry, from left to right, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., Darren Kelly and Randy Miller in front of the capitol building. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico A Clovis High School student was chosen out of 212 students to attend the State of the Union Address. Randy Miller, who was in […]

Richardson to deliver final State of State address

By Steve Terrell and Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican Gov. Bill Richardson delivers his eighth and final State of the State address today, shortly after the second regular session of the 49th Legislature convenes in Santa Fe. Richardson, who by law can’t seek a third consecutive term, promises his speech will be short, […]

Tuesdays with Tom: Udall discusses health reform legislation, Afghanistan, and efforts to address impact of REAL ID on New Mexicans

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-NM, today talked with radio reporters from around the state about topics including the Senate debate of health insurance reform, President Obama’s speech tonight on Afghanistan, and the potential impact of the REAL ID Act on New Mexicans. To listen to the audio, click here. Below is a time […]

Press Release: House Republicans seek ideas from public

State Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Tucumcari, announced today that the House Republican Caucus has established a new e-mail address where citizens can submit suggestions for how to address the estimated $650 million shortfall in the state budget.

Private, public partnership needed

By Beverlee McClure: Guest columnist When the Legislature meets in special session on Saturday, the state will address issues shared with many private businesses in New Mexico — declining revenues and increased costs in a challenging economic climate. The state’s shortfall has been caused not only by declining revenues as is the case for many […]

Former mayor plans public address

Former Clovis Mayor David Lansford will address the community 10 a.m. Satuday at the south entrance of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Lansford said he plans to discuss local, state and federal policy, and ask for support from local citizens on matters related to Constitutional rights and desired actions by elected officials. He said he is […]

Sex offender returning to prison for providing false address

CNJ staff A convicted sex offender is headed back to prison for a year and a half after providing police a false address.Kenneth Leon Mills, 30, was convicted of failure to register as a sex offender, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office.Mills was released on probation in 2004 under instructions to […]

State officials address residents’ water concerns

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Esteban Lopez, right, chairman of the Interstate Streams Commission, addresses the crowd at Tuesday’s regional water planning meeting. At left is Chris Shaw, counsel for the ISC. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — The Northeast New Mexico water region has two issues to balance — a growing population […]