Lobbyists spending reports dwindle

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican

Bingaman: Bill contains funding for N.M. projects

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

Lobbyist spending reports trickle in

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican

Budget prey to wasteful spending

By Paul Gessing: Guest columnist New Mexico faces a $454 million budget shortfall. For just the third time in 20 years, revenue is expected to decline during the current budget year. Certainly, the ongoing financial crisis and subsequent rapid drop in oil and gas prices are at the heart of the issue, but the good […]

Clovis shoppers spending less during the holidays

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte David Stepanek, of Del Rio, Texas, said he was visting relatives in Clovis as he was shopping for video games at Game Stop at the North Plains Mall. He said the economic downturn and the credit crunch has him shopping for deals and paying with cash. Gabriel Monte Jeremy and […]

Son keeps kidney ready for father

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Courtesy photo John M. Montano said giving his father a kidney is the least he can do after all his father has done for the family. The two are scheduled to undergo a transplant procedure in October. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer For the last few months, John M. Montano has been spending a […]

Senate OKs bill containing Cannon funding

CNJ staff The Senate passed a defense bill Wednesday that includes $26 million in funding for construction projects at Cannon Air Force Base. The bill cleared the Senate 88-8 despite Republican objections to billions of dollars in special projects lawmakers had added. The measure would permit $612.5 billion in spending for national defense programs in […]

Government spending costly for taxpayers

Freedom New Mexico In the midst of a campaign in which both major-party candidates are merrily promising more things the government is going to do for you and solemnly delineating the real and (mostly) imagined threats from which government is going to protect you, it might be useful to step back and develop a little […]

July 13, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Community makes show possible The Fourth of July has always been one of my favorite holidays, and I love spending it in Clovis with my family and friends. We have made a tradition out of going to Greene Acres Park for the Smoke on the Water celebration. Smoke on the Water has everything that a […]

June 29, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Instead of spending try donating Have you received a rebate check? Are you wondering what to do with it?

June 29, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Instead of spending try donating Have you received a rebate check? Are you wondering what to do with it?

Candidate Profiles: County Commission District 2

Editor’s note: The CNJ sent out a questionnaire to candidates running for county positions up for election. Candidates had a 300 word-limit for each question and their responses are published as submitted. Alan Glen Sumrall Age: 58 Occupation: Farmer/Rancher Previous elected offices: 9 years Curry County Fair Board; 2 terms Grady School Board; elected twice […]

Slashing rates again won’t fix economy for long run

By Freedom New Mexico Some say the Federal Reserve did just the right thing by cutting the federal funds interest rate Tuesday by an unexpectedly bold three-quarters of 1 percent, and it just might have kept the plunge in the stock market from being deeper than it was. While the Fed’s move and the president’s […]

Consumer spending crucial in tax rebate plan

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico It’s still up in the air whether the United States is heading for a recession. Likewise, it’s in the air if rumored stimulus packages would do anything to slow or stop one. President Bush on Friday pushed for an economic stimulus package, consisting of as much as $150 billion […]

Military Feature: Senate panel endorses military raise

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers An endorsement from a Senate panel Tuesday could mean a 3.5 percent pay raise for military members and civilian Department of Defense employees. The pay raise exceeds the 3 percent recommended by President Bush. “It’s a very good pay raise considering the circumstances and what’s happening right now,” military spouse […]

Government racks up hefty travel bill

By Freedom Newspapers As big and costly as the federal government is, we wouldn’t expect that its travel budget would be a pittance. But last year’s total of more than $14 billion is still a shocker. Perhaps we can take solace in the fact that it’s lower than the 2005 bill by $1.3 billion. But […]

Q&A: Senator supports Richardson’s run for White House

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Jeff Bingaman is serving his fifth term in Congress and is chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Following Tuesday’s Senate field hearing at Clovis-Carver Public Library, he answered a few questions for Freedom Newspapers. Q:You came to Clovis for the field hearing regarding the Ute Water Project. […]

Congress licking chops over pork

By Freedom Newspapers Congressional Democrats did an admirable job of purging pork barrel projects — also called earmarks — from spending bills that were left unfinished when Republicans were ousted from power last fall. They had to do something, given all their campaign rhetoric about those fiscally feckless Republicans. But whether they can for long […]

Division might cure federal budget busting

By Freedom Newspapers We’re about to find out whether divided government really means more prudent spending by the government, as some of us have hoped. President Bush’s $2.9 trillion budget spending proposal, delivered Monday, offers a small dollop of hope. Whether the newly empowered Democratic majority in Congress shreds it by insisting on higher domestic […]

Base realignment measure shouldn’t affect Cannon

CNJ staff Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., has asked the Air Force to determine if a military spending measure that the House passed Wednesday could adversely impact New Mexico Air Force installations, according to his spokesperson, Chris Gallegos. The House spending measure — to be considered by the Senate in coming weeks — provides extra money […]