Sentate approves Bingaman’s public lands bills

For the second time this year, the United States Senate today approved a package of bills introduced by U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman, which contains several provisions to protect important sites in New Mexico.

March 19, 2009 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: two Media literacy: Under a bill approved by both the House and Senate, public schools could offer media literacy as an elective class. The measure (HB342) calls for the electives to be offered to 6th through 12th graders starting in the 2010-2011 school year. Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas, D-Albuquerque, is carrying […]

March 5, 2009 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 16 Webcasting progress: The Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday approved SR3, which would allow webcasting from the Senate floor. The measure now goes to the Senate floor for debate. Meanwhile, another lawmaker is webcasting from House committee meetings. Rep. Dennis Kintigh, R-Roswell, is sending out video of meetings at www.nmgov.tv Fresh […]

Law reducing paperwork approved

The New Mexican Days remaining in session: 21 Penalizing paperwork: The House has approved a measure (HB367) that would reduce the amount of paperwork that state agencies can send to lawmakers. It puts some teeth into a current law that puts a five-page limit on what agencies can send to lawmakers, with a few exceptions.

CCC increases tuition

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The cost of going to school at Clovis Community College will go up a buck starting in the summer. The CCC Board of Trustees approved a minimal tuition increase during Tuesday’s meeting. The cost of one credit hour rose from $29 to $30 for in-state students, while out-of-state students […]

Governor Appoints New ENMU Student Regent

PORTALES–Governor Bill Richardson has approved Robert Wachter as the new student regent at Eastern New Mexico University.

Meetings Watch: City Commission

CNJ staff The Clovis City Commission met Thursday night at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. All business items were approved by 7-0 votes. Mayor Pro Tem Randy Crowder did not attend. • The city recognized holiday pride with 10 awards. The Hillcrest Park Zoo received an award for its “Christmas at the Zoo” program, and there […]

Local recycling program proposed

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The city could establish a recycling program by early next year after Public Works Committee members approved during a Wednesday meeting a proposal for a program. The committee is recommending the proposal because it would free up space in the landfill, according to Public Works Director Clint Bunch. “It’s […]

City commission changes priority rankings

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent The Clovis City Commission rearranged its wish list for the state Legislature, with a proposed wellness center and road repairs for Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard getting bumped up. Commissioners unanimously approved the revision at Thursday’s regular meeting. Upgrades for the city’s wastewater treatment plant, the former No. 2 priority, […]

College previews project priorities

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer The top projects for Clovis Community College for the next five years are the construction of a performing arts center and the demolition of military barracks south of the campus. The college board of trustees approved prioritizing the projects in the college’s master plan during Wednesday’s monthly meeting. CCC […]