Sen. Clint Harden announces plans to retire

Kevin Wilson State Senator Clint Harden, R-Clovis, has announced he will not seek a fourth term and plans to retire following 10 years in the state Legislature. “It’s something I’ve been thinking about during the interim, basically since last session,” said Harden, who was appointed to the position in 2002 by then-Gov. Gary Johnson. His […]

Press release: Sen. Harden announces retirement

(From the office of State Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis) State Senator Clint Harden District 7 announced today that he would retire at the end of this term:

Press release: Harden releases latest update on preventing horse herpes outbreak

State Senator Clint Harden (R- Clovis) has been in close contact with the Office of the State Veterinarian regarding the Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) that has been exposed in New Mexico and he has been informed on how to prevent a horse herpes outbreak in the state. Senator Harden said the latest information he has […]

Engagements — April 17

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Mullinax-Harden [image #2, align=left, size=medium] Clyde E. Buddy and Jackie Mullinax of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Lindsay Nicole Mullinax of Clovis to Clinton Dustin Harden of Clovis. He is the son of state Sen. Clinton D. and Kathy Harden of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows June 25, 2011, […]

Small businesses finding ways to survive

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Twin Cronnies employee Jennifer Chavez checks an order before running drinks out to a waiting customer. The Twin Cronnies is one of several regional businesses making changes to cope with the recession. By Gabriel Monte and Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Despite having to increase his prices, cut staff and shorten […]

Sen. Harden pleased with progress on autism bill

Santa Fe- Senator Clint Harden, R-District 7 is pleased so far on the process his legislation to address the health issue of autism is taking in the state legislature. He said his bill SB 34 is being held over in Senate Public Affairs because he said Human Service Secretary Pam Hyde has agreed to work […]

Sens. Harden and Feldman Speak Out on Need to Address Autism Crisis

Santa Fe — Senator Clint Harden is joined by Senator Dede Feldman at a news conference today at the state capitol regarding the high incidents of the autism disorder in the state and the offered solutions to address the crisis. The package of legislation includes requiring insurance companies to cover autism treatment for children with […]

Harden cruises to Senate re-election

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer Clint Harden is returning to state Senate in an otherwise slow night for Curry County representation. As of 11:15 p.m., state election totals show Harden winning 67.7 percent of the vote over Eagles Nest teacher Jeff Carr. Vote totals were 7,304-3,482 in favor of Harden. “I’m pleased and satisfied,” […]

Harden projected to take state Senate seat

CNJ staff Clint Harden is poised to return to the state Senate in an otherwise slow night for Curry County representation. As of 9:15 p.m., state election totals show Harden winning 73.7 percent of the vote over Eagles Nest teacher Jeff Carr. Vote totals are 5,033 to 1,795 in favor of Harden. Harden’s win would […]

History teacher wants Harden’s job

State Sen. Clint Harden will have an opponent this November in the race for the 7th district.

Harden says he will run for re-election

CNJ staff State Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, announced Tuesday his intent to run for re-election.

Legislators confident they’ll finish on time

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Area legislators say the current session is on track to finish as scheduled. The budget has moved from the House to the Senate and was being reviewed Saturday by the Finance Committee, said Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales. “It looks pretty decent,” he said. “There may be some changes.” The […]

Minimum wage going up Jan. 1

Sarah Meyer, CNJ News editor New Mexico employees working at minimum wage jobs will get a 65-cent per hour pay raise Tuesday, but local business owners say the increase is likely to cause more problems than it solves. The state minimum wage jumps to $6.50 an hour beginning Tuesday from the current federal minimum wage […]

Senator weighs in on cockfighting ban

By CNJ staff The state Senate voted Thursday 33-11 in favor of a cockfighting ban in New Mexico. Of the 11 dissenting votes, two were representatives for Curry County — Clint Harden, R-Clovis, and Stuart Ingle, R-Portales. Gay Kernan, R-Hobbs, voted for the ban. Harden said he objected because the measure was unnecessary. Harden said […]

Local senator proposes drug trafficking bill

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, has introduced a bill in the state Senate that would mandate five-year minimum sentences for repeat drug trafficking offenders. The bill could be heard on the Senate floor in the next couple of weeks, he said. Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler said he has […]

$40 million allotted for Ute project

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Senate Conservation Committee passed a $255 million bill Tuesday that includes $40 million for the Ute Water Project, according to Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis. The bill, which calls for non-reocurring dollars to fund seven projects around the state, is heading to the Senate Finance Committee for review. “Any […]

Life of a bill

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How a bill is created, and the process it undertakes to become law (Freedom Newspapers Illustration: Ryn Gargulinski) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Eleven days remained Thursday until the onset of the 48th legislative session. The sun had set, night was near; but calm eluded Rep. Anna Crook. “My stomach is churning,” said Crook, […]

Senator says state funding process flawed

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Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The city of Clovis will snag roughly the same amount of capital outlay money in the upcoming legislative session as it did in the last one, according to a local legislator. Even the amount of money appropriated to Clovis but vetoed by the governor should […]

Funding frustrations

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A range of frustrations — stirred by overcrowded classrooms, staff recruiting troubles, funding constraints — emerged Thursday in a meeting on state education. And a generic and unrealistic funding formula was described. “We have a tendency in funding to paint with a large brush,” said Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis. […]

Legislators review session

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Sen. Stuart Ingle of R-Portales, center, talks with Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, right, and Walter Bradley, director of government and industry relations for Dairy Farmers of America Inc’s southwest area. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz Elected officials and business leaders vented frustration with the 30-day legislative session Friday over scrambled eggs and gravy […]