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 […]

Pet projects leave troops ill-prepared

Freedom New Mexico This country would be much safer, with its core national interests better served, if the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan were ended immediately. While U.S troops are in the field, however, it is difficult to express just how utterly unconscionable it is for Congress to divert money requested for fuel, ammunition […]

N.M. Senators: Senate approves key spending bill that contains funding for N.M. labs, water projects

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall reported that the Senate has approved legislation that provides funding for New Mexico’s two national laboratories, and to a variety of key water-related projects. The Senate’s version of the 2010 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill cleared the Senate Wednesday night. A House-Senate panel will convene in […]

Bingaman, Udall announce millions for water projects

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 […]

County manager hires assistant

Curry County Manager Lance Pyle has appointed an assistant. Connie Harrison, who has been administrative services coordinator and worked at the county more than two years, will assume the position of assistant county manager Monday. Pyle said in a news release the growth of Curry County and expansion at Cannon Air Force Base has created […]

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 […]

Cannon to receive stimulus money

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Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Two-year-olds at the Cannon Air Force Base Child Development Center, from left, Jacob Clines, Natasha Cotton and Kaira Morgan, play under the care of program technician Norma Alonso. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections $26.4 million in federal stimulus money is going into improving the quality of life and utilities at […]

Counties await Richardson’s signature for capital outlay projects

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Several area counties are waiting on the signature by Gov. Bill Richardson on Senate Bill 443, which passed with a 65-0 vote Saturday in the House. The bill will reauthorize and extend the time for several of the counties’ existing capital outlay projects, said Sen. Carlos R. Cisneros, D-Questa. […]

Legislature approves two capital outlay funding bills

CNJ staff State lawmakers passed a pair of capital outlay financing bills Saturday during the last day of the 60-day session. One bill allocates almost $140 million for more than 70 projects across the state, while another bill reallocates funding from previously approved projects to new ones. Both bills go to Gov. Bill Richardson’s desk […]

Mayor Brumfield to give state of the city address

Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield will give a state of the city address 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library North Annex. Brumfield will speak about changes in the city during her first year as mayor and also discuss future projects for the city. The address will also be broadcast live on cable channel 6. […]

Bingaman: Congress approves bull that funds Labs, key New Mexico projects

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today reported that the U.S. Senate gave final approval to a spending bill that contains funding for New Mexico’s labs and other key initiatives in the state. The FY 2009 Omnibus Spending Bill would fund the work of most federal agencies through September.

Udall projects promote Native American health, education and culture

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today announced that legislation moving through Congress contains almost $5.8 million in funding initiatives to help New Mexico’s Native American communities.

Over $1.1 million of Udall projects for health and education in New Mexico included in FY09 budget bil

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today announced that an omnibus appropriations bill currently moving through Congress contains more than $1.1 million for New Mexico-specific health care and education projects. Udall worked to ensure that the projects were included in the bill when he served on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, […]

Udall: Projects in bill would spur economic development

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today announced legislative projects included in the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Bill to spur economic development in New Mexico. The projects, which then-Rep. Udall requested for the state through the Appropriations process, include Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Small Business Development: Transportation: North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) Bus Facility […]

Bingaman: Bill contains funding for N.M. projects

BINGAMAN: FY 2009 SPENDING BILL CONTAINS FUNDING FOR N.M. PROJECTS

California battles to keep film projects

By Robert Nott: The New Mexican

Military Feature: Cannon lines up for stimulus package funds

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Cannon Air Force Base is jumping on the economic stimulus bandwagon, submitting a wish list of several expansion projects. The U.S. Air Force is in line to receive millions in funding for projects through President Barack Obama’s stimulus package approved Tuesday by the Senate. Obama said he expects a […]

Overview of upcoming Cannon projects

Courtesy illustration Child Development Center By Kevin Wilson: Cannon Connections Editor’s Note: The following list covers the next three years of projects at the base, totaling $154.4 million. Total construction costs are estimated at $536 million through 2015. Fiscal year 2008 • Project: Airmen’s Center Estimated completion: June Estimated cost: $10 million Purpose: Center includes […]

Overview of upcoming Cannon projects

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Courtesy illustration Child Development Center Editor’s Note: The following list covers the next three years of projects at the base, totaling $154.4 million. Total construction costs are estimated at $536 million through 2015. Fiscal year 2008 • Project: Airmen’s Center Estimated completion: June Estimated cost: $10 million Purpose: Center includes a new dining facility, recreation […]