Press release: Bingaman talks highway, transit funding bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked about the highway and transit reauthorization bill the Senate passed last week and about how it will benefit New Mexico. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman031912m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman talks about the Moving Ahead for Progress […]

Zias drop twin bill to Adams State

CMI correspndent: Joshua Lucero ENMU freshman shortstop Melissa Reynosa waits for the throw on Adams State sophomore Carly DeLorenzo’s steal of second base during the seventh inning of Wednesday’s second game at Zia Softball field. CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team had chances late but came up short in both ends […]

Assisting children starts close to home

In a commentary by Bill Glass, founder of Bill Glass Ministries, he told of an incident at a Seattle Special Olympics event some years ago. Bill Glass has a grandson with Down’s Syndrome. The games had started and the 100-yard dash was the subject of Glass’ story. Nine contestants, all physically or mentally handicapped, lined […]

Press release: Bingaman talks highway bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked about the Senate’s agenda for the week and addressed budget concerns at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman022712m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman says the Senate will continue to debate a transportation bill that […]

Lawmakers finally make hay in lifting restrictions

Government legislation seldom accomplishes its stated intention. But one bill approved by New Mexico lawmakers this week is certain to make things better for us all — because it relaxes government oversight. Senate Bill 56, sponsored by Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, and signed by Gov. Susana Martinez, lifts restrictions on hay hauling. Before Tuesday, oversized […]

Governor signs hay transport bill

Gov. Susana Martinez signed a bill Tuesday evening at the agricultural feed in the senate roundhouse that will allow the transportation of oversized hay loads on state roads. Senate Bill 56, sponsored by Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, will help livestock owners deal with ongoing drought conditions in the state that have placed an enormous strain […]

Bill tracker

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Tonjia Rolan Local area legislators have introduced 14 new bills since Jan. 26. The deadline for filing legistlation was Feb. 1. House and Senate bill progress has been updated to reflect information available 5 p.m. Monday.

Press release: Bingaman talks transportation bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked about the bill currently before the Senate that funds the country’s highway, transit, and safety programs. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman021312m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman talks about a bill currently before the Senate that funds the […]

Press release: Bingaman talks FAA reauthorization bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked about a bill currently before the Senate to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman020612m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman talks about the FAA reauthorization bill before the Senate. 02:31 – Bingaman talks about […]

Brothers move mother to hometown cemetery

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Photo provided by Steve Patton Brothers Steve Patton, left, and Gordon Patton make preparations to bury their mother, Bill Ward Patton, on Saturday at Hope Cemetery. The brothers moved their mother, who died seven years ago, to the cemetery to honor her dying wish to be buried next to her father. Kevin Wilson Seven years […]

Tres Amigas bill headed for hearing

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers are considering a set of proposed tax incentives aimed at enticing the developers of the $1.5 billion Tres Amigas SuperStation to locate their headquarters and an associated trading exchange in the state. The Tres Amigas project, first announced in 2009, includes building a hub across 22 square miles […]

Press release: Roch bill gives tax break to retired military

Military retirees in living in New Mexico may see their state income tax burden reduced under a bill introduced this week in the State House by Representative Dennis Roch (R-Texico). House Bill 162 proposes to exempt twenty-five percent of a retiree’s military pension income from the state’s personal income tax, with that percentage increasing to […]

Time for change when it comes to pocket change

Freedom New Mexico A dollar bill, as we all know too well, is a fleeting thing. Not just because it leaves our hands so much more easily than it returns but because, as it changes hands, it wears out within about three years, and often sooner. A coin’s life span, by contrast, averages 30 years. […]

Press release: Udall talks defense bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall talked with radio reporters today about the 2012 National Defense Authorization bill that passed the Senate last week. He also discussed the closure of the Santa Fe passport office and gave an update on the anticipated Senate schedule as the year comes to an end. For the audio, click […]

Press release: Bingaman talks defense bill, supercommittee

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked about the defense authorization bill being debated in the Senate and about funding in the bill to support New Mexico’s military instillations. Bingaman also answered questions relating to the ‘super committee’ announced last week that it could not reach an agreement on how to reduce the deficit […]

Anniversaries — Nov. 20

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Stieg [image #3, align=left, size=medium] Fred and Christine Stieg of Conchas Dam will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with family and friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 26 at the Conchas Lake Baptist Church. The couple was married Nov. 25, 1941, at the First Baptist Church Parsonage in Portales. They have four […]

Bingaman talks about bill to create national conservation area in northern New Mexico

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked about a bill he wrote that seeks to protect and enhance cultural, ecological, recreational, and scenic resources on public lands in Northern New Mexico. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman111411m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman talks about the […]

Press release: Udall talks veterans jobs bill

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator Tom Udall talked with radio reporters today ahead of Veterans Day about the VOW to Hiring Heroes Act being considered on the Senate Floor. He also discussed his bill to help veterans impacted by toxic fumes from open-air burn pits. Udall’s legislation would create a registry to help identify, inform and get […]

Press release: Bingaman talks veterans jobs bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reporters about a bill the Senate is expected to take up a jobs bill aimed at boost employment opportunities for veterans. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman110711m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman talks about […]

Bingaman urges passage of new jobs bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today urged the Senate to approve legislation aimed at creating jobs by investing in our nation’s roads and bridges.