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 […]

Our debt will only burden our children

Freedom New Mexico It’s staggering. The federal debt, currently calculated at $15.2 trillion, actually is $51 trillion. The more familiar debt figure of $15.2 trillion debt is bad enough. It’s increasing at about $1.3 trillion a year and comes from deficit spending the past 10 years on the federal budget, whose fiscal year begins each […]

Payments more of burden than help

By Paul Gessing: Guest columnist In case you haven’t heard, there will be no cost of living increase for Social Security recipients next year. This has spurred outrage and consternation on Capitol Hill. After all, seniors vote in large numbers and are a politically powerful voting bloc, so efforts to placate senior citizens are usually […]

Many fear cockfighting ban isn’t last action

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Ruby Burden of Portales holds a rooster that she’s working with so he can be handled. Burden and her husband, Badger, raise and fight gamecocks. They say it’s apparent the sport of cockfighting will soon be outlawed. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Crowing roosters can be heard through the open back […]

Draft idea goes against ideals of free country

By Freedom Newspapers Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel, who is poised to be quite powerful, as congressmen go, since he is slated to chair the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee in January, has raised once again the idea of a military draft. While some of the reasons he wants to reintroduce this idea into American […]