Lawmakers confident in support for tax break bill

Alisa Boswell State tax breaks for corporate electricity, which could affect companies such as Tres Amigas, could definitely be in New Mexico’s future, according to local state representatives. Rep. George Dodge, D-Santa Rose, said House Bill 116, which allows deductions in gross receipt taxes on corporate electricity, was recently passed the Business and Industry Committee […]

Vacation mishap makes story

Hearing about students and families on spring breaks this last week or so has brought out a streak of jealously in me. I did spend a few spring breaks backpacking, though, and actually had one beach vacation when I was in college. It wasn’t your typical beach spring break, though. A buddy and I who […]

Man breaks leg attempting to fend off robbery

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 72-year-old Clovis man suffered a broken leg in a failed attempt to fend off a robbery with a bag of turnips. Larry Porter is being treated at a Lubbock hospital after police said two men robbed him in front of his home. Porter had just exited his vehicle […]

Harris breaks school triple jump mark

Freedom New Mexico LUBBOCK — Kyle Harris won the triple-jump with a school-record jump of 49 feet and 10 1/2 inches, leading the Eastern New Mexico University track squad Friday at Linda Fuller Track and Field Complex at Texas Tech University. Harris’ jump was ruled as wind-aided and did not qualify for the NCAA national […]

Tax breaks help local economies

Wage setting not part of Congress’ responsibilities

By Freedom Newspapers Why can’t Washington keep it simple? It seems every time Congress passes a law that meddles in areas where government shouldn’t be, lawmakers add some kind of so-called incentives to make its intrusions more palatable to voters. Take the federal minimum wage hike being debated by Congress. The proposal passed the House […]

Military personnel eyeing proposed tax breaks

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A proposal by Gov. Bill Richardson that would offer income tax breaks to military members and retirees is good news to some Clovis residents. Active-duty military personnel who are New Mexico residents, under the proposal, would not be required to pay state income tax on their federal salaries, and […]

Sometimes God breaks in and surprises us

By Curtis K. Shelburne It’s not the kind of cartoon that makes you fall down and roll in laughter, but the cartoon I saw recently did make me stop, think and whisper a heartfelt, “Amen!” I don’t remember all the specifics and I can’t put my hands on the cartoon itself right now, but as […]