Text of Gov. Richardson’s state of the state speech

A link to Gov. Bill Richardson’s state of state remarks.

Governor praises community for effort on Hull Street rebuild

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Gov. Bill Richardson said the Hull Street bridge project came in around $1 million under bid, a vital cost savings in tough times. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Nearly a year and a half after state engineers closed Hull Street Bridge, a throng of more than 100 residents and […]

Former governor Bruce King remembered for compassion, fairness

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Courtesy photo By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico State legislators from Portales, Clovis and Tucumcari remember former Gov. Bruce King as a man who connected with people and served his state well. King died Friday morning at his ranch in Stanley. He was 85. The Democrat served three terms as governor, 1971-74, 1979-82 and 1991-94. […]

Local projects possibly on governor’s freeze list

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A $100,000 grant from the state for improvements to the Clovis Wellness Center, which includes the city’s aquatic center, is part of a list of projects that might be frozen until the Jan. 2010 legislative session. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico A press release from the governor’s office late […]

Schools waiting for governor’s signature on education cut package

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Area schools are waiting for Gov. Bill Richardson to sign a package of measures that gives a less than 1 percent budget cut to public education. Clovis Municipal Schools leaders are collecting ideas and looking into ways of cutting corners without hurting education programs. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said nothing […]

Governor orders freeze on capital projects

By Deborah Baker: The Associated Press SANTA FE — New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on Monday ordered a freeze on capital improvement projects around the state, criticizing lawmakers for not cutting such spending during last week’s special session. “These pork projects should be the first to be cut before we take any action that affects […]

House OKs bill cutting education funding

By Deborah Baker and Barry Massey SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Lawmakers in recession-wracked New Mexico who are trying to wrap up a special legislative session gave final approval to several deficit reduction bills and moved closer to deciding how much to cut schools and state agencies. They’re trying to fill a $650 million hole […]

First budget fix bill goes to NM governor

By Deborah Baker: The Associated Press

Press Release: Governor urges citizen action in tribute to Vitenam vets

Governor Bill Richardson today issued a challenge to New Mexicans to get behind a “National Call for Photos,” a project to collect photos of all names listed on the National Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.

Press Release: Governor announces major energy plant in Curry County

SANTA FE – Governor Bill Richardson today announced that New Mexico will be home to the Tres Amigas Super Station, which will connect America’s three main power grids – opening the door to more efficient delivery of renewable energy through the nation’s power transmission infrastructure. “New Mexico leads the way in green and renewable energy […]

Governor hopeful sets sights on economy, education, safety

Freedom New Mexico If elected governor, candidate Susana Martinez said she would focus on strengthening the economy, improving education and increasing the safety of citizens and would eliminate corruption. Martinez, district attorney of Dona Ana County, was in Clovis Wednesday meeting with business people and elected officials about her campaign for governor. “I think New […]

Governor candidate scheduled to speak

CNJ staff Allen Weh, candidate for New Mexico governor, is scheduled to speak to the High Plains Patriots Club from 7-8 p.m. today in the Masters Centre Conference Room at 801 E. 21st St. in Clovis. The event is open to the public.

Press release: Former state rep wants lieutenant governor post

Clayton businessman Brian Moore announced today he’s entered the race for the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor.

Campos announced bid for lieutenant governor

CNJ staff New Mexico State Rep. Jose Campos II announced a bid for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor Tuesday during a ceremony at the Rudolfo Anaya/Ultima monument in Santa Rosa. Campos, 48, also mayor of Santa Rosa, has served as state representative for District 63 for more than five years. District 63 includes Curry […]

The governor that time forgot

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist I have book cases that are full of old history books. One of the books fell out of the case yesterday. The book was titled “My Life in the Mountains and on the Plains” and the man who wrote the book was that old New Mexico governor. David Meriwether, Virginia-Kentucky […]

Governor Bill Richardson, NMORR announce $16 million in additional local road and transit construction projects

SANTA FE- Governor Bill Richardson and the New Mexico Office of Recovery and Reinvestment today announced the approval of an additional $16.1 million worth of local road and transit construction projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Several of the projects are in Curry and Roosevelt County and include the Hull Street Bridge in […]

Governor hopeful testing waters

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Allen Weh said Tuesday he’s not officially running for governor yet. But he also said he’s made his first campaign promise, and he’s running his exploratory campaign as if he is a candidate — and people can draw their own conclusions. “We’re doing this in a campaign mode,” said […]

Press release: Gov. Richardson visiting area

SANTA FE — Governor Bill Richardson will visit 14 communities this week as he continues his statewide listening tour. The Governor will travel to Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Ft. Sumner, Clovis, Portales, Hobbs, Carlsbad, Roswell, Alamogordo, Las Cruces, Moriarty, Mora and Mosquero. The Governor will meet with invited local leaders, county officials, community leaders […]

Press release: Governor in Clovis Monday to talk swine flu

SANTA FE — Governor Bill Richardson and state health officials will travel to Clovis and Las Cruces tomorrow, Monday, May 4, 2009, to brief the communities on the latest H1N1 flu developments and the state’s efforts to track and stop the spread of the virus. Monday, May 4th 11:30am

Press release: Two NM swine cases probable

SANTA FE – Governor Bill Richardson held a news conference this evening to announce the New Mexico Department of Health’s Epidemiology and Response Division is investigating two probable cases of swine flu. The cases are a one-year old male from Santa Fe County and an 18-year-old male from Valencia County. The Health Department’s Scientific Laboratory […]