Lawmakers make ready for upcoming bills

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Kevin Wilson New legislators for eastern New Mexico report a steep learning curve in their first state legislative session. But, as sessions go, this year’s 60-day affair is the best one to learn from, as budget woes mean there’s little extraneous legislation coming. “All sessions are defined by how many dollars there are and where […]

Fast curves better left to stuntmen

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist That new “Dukes of Hazzard” movie has been playing in Clovis. Remembering the old TV show it’s based on, I put a Waylon Jennings album on the stereo. There was Waylon singing the theme from the original TV show. “Straight’nin’ the curves, flattenin’ the hills,” are just some of the […]

Tolerance for taxes, censorship waning

Tibor Machan The Laffer curve is about how much imposition or other types of trouble people are willing to tolerate from their fellows. Arthur Laffer, a professor at the University of Southern California, is supposed to have drawn a bell-shaped graph on a napkin once to show that up to the peak point of it […]