Government stifling to prosperity

Tibor Machan At this time when most people are clamoring for economic revival, the major debate centers around how it could be achieved. One side, mainly the current administration and its supporters in the academy, believe in some variety of stimulus initiated by the federal government — funneling funds (taken from taxes and borrowed from […]

Proposals won’t ease economic spending woes

Freedom New Mexico Three stimulus proposals announced over the Labor Day weekend by President Barack Obama are a curious stew. It’s possible the administration finally realizes that taxes have economic consequences. But the proposals may be too little to stimulate reticent businesses, fearful of expanding or investing because of monumental tax landmines that lie ahead, […]

Job creation numbers grossly inflated

Last week marked the first anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, popularly known as the Obama stimulus package. The White House, not surprisingly, put on a full-court press, releasing a report that claimed the stimulus saved the country from having a recession degenerate into a full-blown depression, “saving or creating” some 2 million […]

Clovis, Tucumcari granted stimulus money for energy efficiency

CNJ staff The cities of Clovis and Tucumcari and Quay County have been allotted federal stimulus money to improve energy efficiency. Clovis is to receive $500,000 for a 55-kilowatt solar power system, according to a release from the governor’s office. City Manager Joe Thomas said the system would provide energy for the Clovis Civic Center. […]

Clovis schools receive lighting grants

Freedom New Mexico Clovis Municipal Schools and Clovis Community College are recipients of nearly $200,000 in federal stimulus funds, according to a release from Gov. Bill Richardson’s office. The funding comes from $24 million intended to improve energy efficiency at schools, college, tribes and other agencies across the state. Clovis Municipal Schools received $76,295 for […]

Food bank to receive $22,000 worth of food

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico will be receiving about $22,600 worth of commodities from the USDA’s Emergency Food Assistance Program. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico will be receiving about $22,600 worth of commodities from the USDA’s Emergency Food Assistance Program […]

City to ask BNSF for payment extension

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer The City of Clovis, hoping to cover costs through the federal economic stimulus program, decided to ask Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad

Big government on president’s true agenda

Freedom New Mexico It is almost difficult to parody the incoherence of the Obama stimulus plan and administration statements about the state of the economy in the past couple of days: Although only 6 percent of the $787 billion stimulus package passed in January has been spent, it has done the trick nicely, and the […]

Legislative Finance Committee discuss stimulus money

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Legislative Finance Committee summed up a long second day of meetings in Clovis with a short update on stimulus money. A committee staff update at the conclusion of Thursday’s session at the Clovis Civic Center updated members on fiscal stabilization funds of about $318.3 million. Of that total, […]

City administrators: Stimulus paperwork complicate process

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Freedom New Mexico: Eric Butler By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico City and county administrations know all about needing a little extra dough. So, sure, when the federal government invited proposals for ways to spend stimulus money, grant writers in eastern New Mexico scrambled to get in line. But while the creation of the American […]

Americans can refute stimulus

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist John Kenneth Galbraith was a member of Harvard University’s economics department as well as ambassador to India for JFK and a outspoken socialist. His debates with his close friend, the late William F. Buckley, Jr., were famous — and he lost all of them! In his book “The […]

La Casa set to receive stimulus money

Freedom New Mexico More than a dozen jobs are coming to a local health care provider through stimulus funds. La Casa is about to receive $294,533 of the $4.9 million the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is releasing to 15 New Mexico health care centers in Increased Demand for Services (IDS) grant funding. […]

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 […]

Cannon to receive $26 million from stimulus package

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base is set to receive $26.4 million from the federal economic stimulus package. Capt. Mae-Li Allison of Cannon Public Affairs said $12 million would go to a new Child Development Center, $12.8 million was earmarked for facility improvements and $1.7 million was headed to family housing […]

More than $26 million in stimulus funds headed to Cannon

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico’s military bases will receive around $87 million from the stimulus bill for upgrades. The Department of Defense says $28.7 million is headed to Kirtland Air Force Base for 59 projects. Cannon Air Force Base will receive $26.4 million, including $12 million for the construction of a child development […]

Stimulus includes help for homeowners

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Cannon Air Force Base Community Readiness Consultant Linda Sapp has recommendations for military personnel trying to protect their finances in the midst of the country’s economic troubles. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Military personnel aren’t immune from the country’s economic troubles, especially when it comes to selling houses, but they […]

Bingaman discusses omnibus package

Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., spoke to radio reporters Tuesday about the economic stimulus package, and the 2009 omnibus spending bill that is before the Senate this week.

Bingaman to take part in White House health care summit

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman on Tuesday will chair an Energy and Natural Resources oversight hearing to examine smart grid initiatives authorized in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, and funded in the stimulus bill, and to learn more about opportunities and impediments on the installation of smart grid technologies.

Clovis, Portales in line for stimulus funds for wastewater treatment projects

By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis and Portales are getting in line for their share of almost $40 million in stimulus money about to be distributed in New Mexico. New Mexico is set to receive the federal stimulus money to improve water quality, drinking water infrastructure and sewage treatment systems. Municipalities have until Monday […]

Stimulus bill under veil of secrecy

Lee H. Hamilton: Guest columnist In the official record, you’ll find the economic stimulus package recently passed by Congress was drawn up by a conference committee — a bipartisan group of House members and senators who sat down together to wrangle over its fine print. In truth, nothing like this took place. To be sure, […]