Martinez has won rewarding job

I want to offer my congratulations to governor-elect Susana Martinez. As she will soon find out, being governor of New Mexico is one of the most demanding jobs anyone can have. But it is, by far, the most rewarding job for anyone wanting to serve the people of this great state. Eight years ago, I […]

Press release: Bingaman talks small business jobs bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reports about a variety of issues, including the Small Business Jobs Act currently before the Senate. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman091410m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman talks about the Small Business Jobs Act, […]

Emissions cap would be disaster

By Anna Cook: Guest columnist It would be a grave mistake for New Mexico to impose the strict greenhouse gas emission cap that is being considered by the Environmental Improvement Board. The proposed cap, which would apply only in New Mexico, would set us apart not only from surrounding states but from every single state, […]

Bingaman talks jobs to New Mexico radio reporters

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reports about a variety of issues, including a jobs bill being debated in the Senate. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman020910m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman gives an overview of what is happening in […]

Senator Discusses new DWI legislation and senate efforts to create jobs

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-NM, today discussed new bipartisan legislation to prevent drunken driving crashes. He also talked about a new Senate proposal to create jobs and support small businesses. To listen to the audio, click here. Below is a time key of Senator Udall’s remarks: 00:00 – Udall opens the conversation by […]

Freeze means freeze: Lawmaker’s bill cracks down on state hires

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican A lawmaker upset over the continued hiring of state employees after a Gov. Bill Richardson-imposed hiring halt has introduced a measure that sets out stringent criteria for exemptions to the rule. Sen. Sue Wilson Beffort, R-Sandia Park, is carrying a bill (SB 215) that would only allow the state […]

Bills seek to rein in exempt jobs

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican The issue of exempt employees on state government’s payroll hasn’t gone away this session, despite layoffs of 59 of the governor’s political appointees in January. Sen. John Ryan, R-Albuquerque, again is pushing a measure that would limit the number of exempt state employees to about 400. “The […]

Press release: Bingaman talks jobs, economy

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico reports about a variety of issues, including jobs and the economy. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link:

Wind energy company chooses Clovis for plant

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Vert-I-Go Wind Energy has chosen Clovis for its foray into wind farm operation and turbine manufacturing, and expects to bring in 60 jobs by 2013. A subsidiary of Plano, Texas-based Abundant Energy, Vert-I-Go has reached a preliminary agreement with the city to purchase 6 acres of land south of […]

Health care overhaul needs new approach

Freedom Newspapers Despite a belated recognition that most Americans care more about lost jobs and the faltering economy than an effort to increase government control over one-sixth of the economy, President Barack Obama has made passage of some sort of health care revision his signature issue. He wants something he can sign by early next […]