Mexicans need to start taking the cities back

Freedom New Mexico On the bicentennial of Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla’s call to arms against oppression from Spain, Mexico’s residents now find themselves held down by another powerful enemy: fear. Traditionally, the country’s independence celebration begins with a “grito” at midnight on Sept. 16, leading to daylong celebrations on the 16th. This year many […]

Press release: Bingaman says health insurance reform law already benefiting New Mexicans

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today said he is pleased New Mexico is able to expand its ability to provide affordable health insurance coverage for high-risk uninsured residents – one of the first benefits of the newly enacted health insurance reform law Bingaman helped write. The law will provide at least $37 million to […]

Bingman: Report says New Mexicans taking home an average of $1,012 more this year

WASHINGTON — On the eve of tax filing day, U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman pointed out that almost all New Mexico working families benefited this year from tax cuts enacted as part of last year’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. •Citizens for Tax Justice, a Washington, DC-based think tank, today released a [ http://www.ctj.org/obamastaxcuts/nm.pdf ]report saying […]

Tuesdays with Tom: Udall discusses health reform legislation, Afghanistan, and efforts to address impact of REAL ID on New Mexicans

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-NM, today talked with radio reporters from around the state about topics including the Senate debate of health insurance reform, President Obama’s speech tonight on Afghanistan, and the potential impact of the REAL ID Act on New Mexicans. To listen to the audio, click here. Below is a time […]

Bingaman highlights benefits of health insurance reform bill for New Mexicans

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today pointed to the many provisions in the health insurance reform legislation that would benefit New Mexicans. In a speech on the Senate floor, Bingaman said the measure that merged the work of two Senate committees would help make health care more affordable for families and small businesses, and […]

Udall Talks about the public option, revised energy and Climate Change Bill and his support of unemployment benefits for New Mexicans

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall today talked with radio reporters from around the state about topics including the benefits of energy and climate change legislation and the ongoing health insurance reform debate. If you are interested in obtaining an .mp3 file of this week’s “Tuesdays with Tom,” please contact Jessica Borchert. Below is a […]

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.

Bingaman bill aids self-employed New Mexicans

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today reintroduced a bipartisan bill that would change the tax law to benefit small business owners.

Udall encourages New Mexicans to apply for DTV coupons

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today announced that New Mexicans can apply for coupons to help pay for digital television converter boxes.

Rep. Luj

Today, Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Legal ads have their own Web site

New Mexicans can now go to a single Web site to locate

Richardson proposes help for New Mexicans

The Associated Press SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson is asking lawmakers to approve about $200 million in rebates, tax breaks and other assistance to New Mexico families in a special legislative session that could begin in just a few weeks. Richardson outlined a wide-ranging spending plan — everything from tax-free refrigerator purchases to road […]

Remember the prairie

The New Mexico Parks Department wants New Mexicans to

House committee guts governor’s bill

The Associated Press SANTA FE — With the 30-day legislative session at its midpoint, the governor’s health coverage bill started moving — but only after a House committee gutted it. The House Health and Government Affairs Committee on Wednesday removed key provisions of Gov. Bill Richardson’s universal coverage plan: requiring New Mexicans to have health […]

Text of Richardson’s state of the state address

The Associated Press Text of Gov. Bill Richardson’s 2007 State of the State Address, as prepared for delivery: Lt. Gov. Denish, Senate Pro-tem Ben Altamirano, and Speaker Ben Lujan; Native American and spiritual leaders; chief justices and members of the judiciary; Democratic and Republican leaders, members of our state House of Representatives and Senate; former […]

Government needs to push reform in Mexico

By Freedom Newspapers Prosperity is advancing in Mexico – but only to the most wealthy and those working in government-linked industries, according to a study released this week by the World Bank. It found great inequalities in wealth stemming from “concentrated wealth in the business sector; and unions in protected sectors, the heritage of corporatist […]

Benefit program deadline approaching

By Pete Domenici: Guest columnist The May 15 deadline for signing up for Medicare prescription drug benefits is quickly approaching and there are still thousands of New Mexicans, particularly low-income residents, who have not signed up. Because we built in extra compensations to help poor seniors, I strongly encourage them to act now to sign […]

Area residents rally for immigrant rights

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Clovis immigrant rights supporters rally Monday morning at the intersection of Main and 14th streets. Demonstrators chanted, “Si se puede” (yes we can), as the march snaked through town. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The group of 50 immigration rights supporters rapidly swelled to 400 Monday as they marched through […]

Murder suspect claims innocence

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Steven Duran listens to a question posed by District Attorney Matt Chandler during his testimony in a Curry County courtroom Wednesday afternoon. Duran is accused of the fatal shooting of Ricky Gallegos in 2004. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer The man accused of killing Ricardo Gallegos last year testified Wednesday […]

Few people want cockfighting in state

By Ned Cantwell New Mexico was a somber place indeed as her inhabitants focused their gaze on Santa Fe during the legislative session. Coffee klatch conversations were more tense, less jovial. The pace of life continued, but it was not without a nervous twitter in the air. Much was at stake as our state representatives […]