Press release: Udall talks Afghanistan, clean energy tax credits

WASHINGTON – On his weekly radio call, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall today discussed the developing situation in Afghanistan, the extension of tax credits for clean energy, and his meetings with business leaders in Albuquerque. Click here to listen to the full audio online. Click here to download the audio. Below is a timeline of Udall’s […]

Resident credits longevity to picking cotton, avoiding doctors

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Courtesy photo Grace Helen Bowen at age 18. Benna Sayyed Grace Helen Bowen is nonchalant about turning 100 years old today. “Turning 100? I don’t feel anything one way or another. It’s just another birthday, just another day on the calendar. How do you feel about yours?” said Bowen with a sweet smile. Bowen’s health […]

Move to end ethanol tax credits overdue

Freedom New Mexico Corn ethanol not so long ago was the darling of the green movement, and Congress responded by lavishing on growers and blenders of the alternative fuel lucrative tax credits and favored tariff protections. So much for the free market. But that was then. Now, by a huge bipartisan margin, the U.S. Senate […]

Honors — Aug. 15

Garica [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Air Force Airman Erica E. Garcia, daughter of Elvia Garcia of Portales, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and […]

Business digest: Businesses to be notified of credits

Businesses to be notified of credits The Internal Revenue Service will begin sending postcards to 25,709 New Mexico businesses this week to notify them of benefits of small business health insurance tax credits. Tax credits of 25 percent of premium costs will be available for small businesses that purchase health insurance for employees if there […]

New Mexico businesses to be notified of health insurance tax credits

Washington, DC – This week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will begin sending postcards to 25,709 businesses in New Mexico to notify them of the benefits of the small business health insurance tax credit, which was part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that was passed in March. View the postcard. “Small businesses […]

Business feature: Tax Day, credit eligibility counting down

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The clock is ticking on some tax credits and Thursday’s deadline is drawing closer. Close enough, in fact, that Mary Hernandez said at this point in the season, she tells people with complicated returns to file extensions. “Everybody knows this day is coming around,” she said, explaining during the […]

Udall invites college students to apply for summer internships

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today announced his Senate Summer Internship program and welcomed interested college students to apply for opportunities his Capitol Hill and three New Mexico offices. Each year, selected students can earn course credits and gain a unique perspective of the U.S. Senate while working in Udall’s Capitol Hill office. Additionally, Senator […]

Education feature: Dual enrollment program credits students

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jarrel Tapper, 17, welds in an agriculture mechanics class at Clovis High School. Tapper, along with 16 of his classmates, is earning three free college credit hours from Eastern New Mexico University. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Free is good. But when it’s college credit that’s free, there’s often […]

Increase in voter registration attributed to young voters

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer About 2,100 residents are registered to vote for the first time in Curry County in the Nov. 4 election, according to election officials. Curry County Election Manager Coni Jo Lyman said younger voters make up a majority of new voters. She credits part of the increased participation of younger […]

Special Operations School now offers CCAF credits

By Jeremy Webster: AFSOC Public Affairs Hurlburt Field, Fla. — The U.S. Air Force Special Operations School recently met the Air University’s Board of Visitors requirements allowing enlisted students to automatically receive credits toward their Community College of the Air Force degree for courses taken after April 15, 2008. In less than a week, Dr. […]

Domenici announces energy tax increase

DOMENICI STATEMENT ON HOUSE ENERGY TAX INCREASES             WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Pete Domenici, ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement regarding House passage of an $18 billion tax increase on domestic oil and natural gas production:             “Here we go again.  The House of Representatives has […]

Tax laws favoring military combatants

By Tom Philpott: Military Update If tax laws mirror a nation’s values, then America clearly values its military personnel, and more so today than a few years ago. Combat-zone tax exclusions, combined with changes to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and child tax credits, have reduced or even wiped out the tax liability of […]

12/9 Religion Digest

Broadview hosting missionary guests Dr. Larry and Addie Garman, global missionaries with the Church of the Nazarene in Peru, will be special guests at the Broadview Church of the Nazarene at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. The church is located 20 miles north of Clovis on state Highway 209. The Garmans were appointed to […]

Congress works through aid measures for Katrina victims

By Mary Dalrymple: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Lawmakers on Thursday worked to help solve the practical problems facing those caught in Hurricane Katrina’s path who need quick access to cash, housing and medical care. The House and Senate passed nearly identical bills to let victims tap retirement accounts without penalty and help working poor […]

New tax breaks soon to close ‘pay gap’

Tom Philpott Civilian employers of Reserve and National Guard members who are mobilized longer than six months could be offered new tax breaks soon to close a “pay gap” between employees’ military income and lost civilian wages. Senate Republicans, before adjourning for fall elections, yielded to threats from Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., to block a […]