Clovis City Commission to discuss budget today

Staff reports The Clovis City Commission will hold a budget hearing beginning at 9 a.m. today in the assembly room at city hall. Finance Director Don Clifton said the meeting is to discuss and plan the 2004-05 fiscal year budget, which projects revenue of $47 million and $53 million in expenses. Clifton said that’s been […]

Republican’s lack of frugal behavior a boon to Kerry

Freedom Newspapers That Democratic presidential challenger John Kerry last week tried to sell himself to the American people as a fiscally responsible moderate isn’t surprising. The same pose paid impressive political dividends for Bill Clinton and Al Gore, who not only appeared to break the tax and spend mold of most Democrats but even pledged […]

Government needs to focus on affordability

The most important thing to remember about Congressional Budget Office projections that the U.S. government faces a record deficit next year and more deficits until at least 2012 is that these deficits are driven not by tax cuts but by increased spending and economic sluggishness. Rolling back the Bush administration’s modest tax cuts — most […]