Letters to the editor: Housing plan beneficial to more

Housing plan beneficial to more The Clovis city commissioners found a developer willing to renovate the Hotel Clovis and the surrounding neighborhood. This would require the city to loan the developer up to $1.4 million. Among other things, the renovation would provide affordable housing for workers while dramatically improving the physical appearance of that portion […]

Bulk of early comments oppose poly-carts

CNJ staff Judging by an early review of comments, the city is meeting harsh opposition to its suggestion to switch from a bin system to a poly-cart system for trash pickup. The poly-cart trial period has 1,727 units in use, according to a presentation available on the city’s website (cityofclovis.org). The area served includes houses […]

Letter to the editor: Lujan acted in my best interests

I want to thank my representative, Ben Ray Lujan, and all those who voted for health-care reform. With all the money being thrown at our senators and representatives by those who oppose reform, I think it is something of a miracle this bill made it through. Those who oppose reform for various misguided reasons might […]

Calls oppose cigarette tax hike

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican As its done in previous years, a major tobacco company is running a phone bank to urge New Mexicans to tell legislators to vote against raising cigarette taxes. A spokesman for Altria, parent company of Phillip Morris, said Monday that such calls are supposed to go only […]

Grocers oppose reintroduction of food tax

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Stansell’s Thriftway cashier Sondra Johnson rings up a customer’s groceries. While some local grocers don’t believe a tax on food is needed, reinstating the tax tossed out in 2004 is one idea likely to be considered by state legislators meeting later this month. By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico Local […]

Border fence clear example of bad spending

Freedom New Mexico What is it about bureaucrats that makes them compulsive spenders? Government types seem compelled to throw money away, even when they oppose the very projects on which they’re spending. A famous recent case is Alaska’s “road to nowhere.” After public outrage caused Congress to defund the “bridge to nowhere” between Ketchikan and […]

Democrats have late doubts about war

Steve Chapman The costs of occupying Iraq are growing more obvious and more imposing every day, and Democrats bridle at forcing Americans to bear them. During a recent presidential debate, one candidate after another assailed President Bush for his $87 billion request, which includes $20 billion for rebuilding the country. Rep. Dick Gephardt of Missouri […]