Two county capital projects vetoed

Staff and wire reports Gov. Susana Martinez has vetoed $105,000 in projects from Curry County’s capital outlay request totaling $960,000. The biggest cut by Martinez on Wednesday was $100,000 requested to help pay for county road improvements. She also vetoed a $5,000 request for a sign at the Lincoln-Jackson Family Center in Clovis. Projects in […]

Bloggers speculating governor wants changes

Robin Fornoff If Republican Gov. Susana Martinez has started a war within her own party as some political bloggers are speculating, few are talking about it for the record. Speculation centers on two of eastern New Mexico’s senior Republican senators: Senate Minority Leader Stuart Ingle of Portales and Clint Harden of Clovis. Harden announced his […]

Area legislators optimistic on capital outlay requests

Kevin Wilson Area legislators are optimistic that capital outlay requests will be spared the fate of Gov. Susana Martinez’ veto pen, with a March 7 deadline to approve or veto pieces of the $137 million bill. Martinez said last week that vetoes were a distinct possibility for the budget and for capital outlay if it […]

Social promotion hinders learning

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Gov. Martinez’ initiative to end the automatic social promotion of children from the third grade to the fourth grade is a good one. Students should not be moved through school if they do not have the skills to do the work in the next grade. When this happens, they are more likely to cause classroom […]

Text of Gov. Susana Martinez’ state of the state address

SANTA FE – The following is the prepared text of the State of the State Address delivered by Governor Susana Martinez from the chamber of the New Mexico House of Representatives on January 17, 2012. Governor Martinez – 2012 State of the State Address Thank you. Lieutenant Governor; Senate President Pro Tem; Mr. Speaker; Democratic […]

Proposed flood maps available for viewing

Proposed new Curry County flood plain maps can be viewed at the Department of Building Safety in Clovis City Hall. The maps are located in the office of Louis Gordon, planning and zoning administrators. Gordon can be contacted at 763-9639. The maps can also be found at www.fema.gov.

Higher education proposal draws mixed reviews

Alisa Boswell Gov. Susana Martinez’s budget proposal to change the state funding formula for colleges and universities is drawing mixed reaction at institutions in Clovis and Portales. ENMU President Steven Gamble said he thinks the university will do well under the new policy if it is approved by the Legislature. But Clovis Community College President […]

Clovis man appointed to veterans’ board

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CCC president appointed to state board

CNJ staff Clovis Community College President Rebecca Rowley was appointed Tuesday to the State Workforce Development Board by Gov. Susana Martinez, according to the governor’s office. She is a member of the Adjunct Graduate Faculty at New Mexico State University. Rowley received a doctorate in English from the University of New Mexico.

Fort Sumner woman appointed to state board

CNJ staff Melinda Joy Pattison of Fort Sumner is one of 10 appointments to a variety of state boards and commissions announced Thursday by Gov. Susana Martinez. Pattison was appointed to the Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Disease Disablement. Pattison is a former administrative assistant in the New Mexico Legislature and is currently […]

Crowder appointed to commission

CNJ staff Gov. Susan Martinez has appointed Clovis City Commissioner Randy Crowder to the Interstate Stream Commission. Crowder’s was one of nine appointments to state boards and commissions announced Tuesday by Martinez. Crowder is also chairman of the Water Policy Advisory Committee for Clovis as well as vice chairman of the Ute Reservoir Water Commission. […]

Gov. Perry good enough in debate debut

Freedom New Mexico Getting to know Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his record was one of the consistent themes of the GOP presidential debate Wednesday night at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. At times, the debate almost felt like an indictment of Lone Star state chief executive, given the questions and challenges directed his way. […]

Economy more pressing issue at hand

Freedom New Mexico Leave it to Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who is known to have an old-fashioned hankering to stamp out illicit drugs, to keep pushing for a solution to yet another problem that’s already well on the road to solving itself. The problem: illegal immigration. Gov. Scott told The Associated Press he hopes the […]

Popular vote proposal buries rural America

Freedom New Mexico California Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to sign legislation promoting a concept known as the National Popular Vote will give impetus to a troubling national movement that seeks to undermine the nation’s Electoral College and replace it with a system at odds with what the founders envisioned. Americans were reminded of the inner […]

Clovis residents appointed to state entities

CNJ staff A pair of Clovis residents were appointed to a state board or corporation by Gov. Susana Martinez. Roger “Bart” Bartosiewicz was named to the Public Employee Labor Relations Board, while Launa Waller was appointed to the Small Business Investment Corp. Bartosiewicz retired as deputy chief of police from the Clovis Police Department with […]

Governor talks driver’s license law, school grading system

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez came by the Clovis News Journal office Wednesday for an interview with staff after visiting Cannon Air Force Base. Liliana Castillo Gov. Susana Martinez said Wednesday that New Mexico is a magnet for people all over the world looking for a valid U.S. ID. And […]

Friday morning briefing: Breakfast is on, help the Gov and the Babe’s record falls

Grab a cup of coffee. Sit back and relax. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Over

Governor to speak in Clovis

CNJ staff Gov. Susana Martinez is the scheduled guest speaker at the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office’s annual crime victim’s breakfast. Scheduled for 7 a.m. April 12 at the Clovis Civic Center, the breakfast is held in honor of crime victims and in recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The cost of the event […]

Governor nominates Clovis woman to commission

CNJ staff Gov. Susanna Martinez has nominated a Clovis woman to serve on the state’s Construction Industries Commission. Lisa Fickling is one of eight nominated from around the state, according to a press release from the governor’s office. The commission is responsible for developing regulations for the state’s construction industry. Fickling serves as controller at […]

KENW to broadcast governor speech live

CNJ staff Gov. Susana Martinez’ “State of the State” address will be broadcast live on KENW-TV and KENW-KMTH-FM. There is no set start time, according to a release from the public broadcast station in Portales. The Legislature begins noon Tuesday, and the governor is invited to give the address one both houses meet in joint […]