Legislature approves two capital outlay funding bills

CNJ staff State lawmakers passed a pair of capital outlay financing bills Saturday during the last day of the 60-day session. One bill allocates almost $140 million for more than 70 projects across the state, while another bill reallocates funding from previously approved projects to new ones. Both bills go to Gov. Bill Richardson’s desk […]

Bingaman introduces bill to fund wildfire fighting efforts

U.S. Jeff Bingaman this week introduced legislation that takes a big step to help ensure that adequate funding is available to help fight wildfires. Bingaman’s bill, called the “Federal Land Assistance, Management and Enhancement (FLAME) Act,” would create a separate account to pay for fighting large, complex wildland fires. The move would prevent the Forest […]

New Mexico to receive more than $58 million in recovery funding for energy efficiency and weatherization

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Committee axes one source for public school funding formula

By John Sena: The New Mexican A proposed new public school funding formula took a hit on Thursday when a House committee killed a measure that would have funded it. The new formula itself was approved by the House Appropriations and Finance Committee, but will take affect only if legislation to fund it passes. House […]

Bingaman: New Mexico communities to benefit fron HUD grant

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman reported today that five New Mexico housing agencies have been awarded a total of $250,435 in grant funding though the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Bingaman applauds Obama’s plans for funding health care, education, science and Indian Country

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today said President Barack Obama’s 2010 budget proposal is good for New Mexicans because it gives priority to health care, education and science. “The Obama administration has prepared a budget that gives priority to the issues that matter most to our state.

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Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ben Ray Luj

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Today, Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Bingaman: Bill contains funding for N.M. projects

BINGAMAN: FY 2009 SPENDING BILL CONTAINS FUNDING FOR N.M. PROJECTS

New Mexico House Delegation Urges Restoration of Education Funding in Recovery Plan

New Mexico House Delegation Urges Restoration of Education Funding in Recovery Plan

Clovis readies projects for stimulus package

Gabriel Monte As Congress debates the size of an economic stimulus package aimed at creating jobs by funding “shovel-ready” infrastructure projects, Clovis is working to get two projects ready for the bill, according to city officials. City Manager Joe Thomas said replacing the Hull Street overpass and improving the city’s wastewater treatment plant are two […]

Advocates for developmentally disabled lobby for funding

By Dennis J. Carroll: The New Mexican Advocates and families of the developmentally disabled, in the midst of a Roundhouse lobbying push for funding vital to the well-being of those in their care, hope they aren’t just being “niced to death” by state lawmakers. “In the last three days we’ve heard nothing but a willingness […]

School investment bill passes House

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis Municipal Schools could receive $7 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan. The bill, which passed the House, is intended to provide public schools with funding to modernize and protect teacher jobs. The plan would provide $2 million in Title 1-A funding, almost $2.5 million for Individuals […]

Clovis School District Could Receive over $7 million in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan

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Lujan Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., announced that the Clovis Municipal Schools could receive over $7 million in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan. These estimates include almost $2 million for Title 1-A funding, almost $2.5 million for IDEA funding and $2.8 million for school modernization and construction. The estimates, released by the House Committee […]

Dec. 16, 2008 Business Digest

Xcel Energy donates more than $40K to charities The Xcel Energy Foundation donated $44,500 in grants to eight eastern and southeastern New Mexico nonprofit groups, according to an Xcel news release. The grants are part of a total $185,500 in grant funding given to nonprofit groups in the company’s New Mexico and Texas service area […]

Defense bill includes funding for Cannon

Staff and wire reports WASHINGTON — Troops would get a pay raise in a defense bill that Congress sent President Bush on Saturday. Even before passage, lawmakers had backed away from an election-season showdown with the administration over Iraq. Legislation approved by a voice vote in the Senate would increase pay by 3.9 percent, extend […]

Senate OKs bill containing Cannon funding

By Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections The Senate passed a defense bill Wednesday that includes $26 million in funding for construction projects at Cannon Air Force Base. The bill cleared the Senate 88-8 despite Republican objections to billions of dollars in special projects lawmakers had added. The measure would permit $612.5 billion in spending for national […]

Senate OKs bill containing Cannon funding

CNJ staff The Senate passed a defense bill Wednesday that includes $26 million in funding for construction projects at Cannon Air Force Base. The bill cleared the Senate 88-8 despite Republican objections to billions of dollars in special projects lawmakers had added. The measure would permit $612.5 billion in spending for national defense programs in […]