Richardson appoints Ray Mondragon to State Economic Development Commission

CNJ Staff Gov. Bill Richardson appointed Raymond Mondragon to the Economic Development State Commission. Mondragon was appointed last month, according to a spokeswoman at the governor’s office. Mondragon, the director of economic development/government relations at ENMR Plateau, replaces George Munoz who resigned from the position after winning a seat in the state senate in November. […]

Udall: Projects in bill would spur economic development

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today announced legislative projects included in the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Bill to spur economic development in New Mexico. The projects, which then-Rep. Udall requested for the state through the Appropriations process, include Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Small Business Development: Transportation: North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) Bus Facility […]

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Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ben Ray Luj

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Lujan economic recovery tour comes to Clovis

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-NM will be in Clovis on Thursday meeting with several groups to discuss the stimulus package recently passed in Washington, D.C. The tour begins at 9 a.m. when Curry County Commissioners convene a special meeting to hear a briefing on economic recovery and investment policy. At noon, Lujan is meeting […]

Rep. Lujan to talk stimulus Thursday

CNJ staff U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-NM is in Clovis Thursday, meeting with several groups to discuss the stimulus package recently passed in Washington, D.C.The tour begins at 9 a.m. when Curry County Commissioners will convene a special meeting to hear a briefing on economic recovery and investment policy.At noon, Lujan is meeting with […]

Rep. Lujan to Hold Economic Recovery Events in Clovis

Washington, DC – Rep. Ben Ray Lujan will hold several events in Clovis Tomorrow, Thursday, February 19. The events will discuss the benefits of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan for Cannon Air Force Base, local communities, middle class families and local schools. Rep. Lujan will have a press availability at Cannon Air Force Base […]

Lujan to hold economic recovery district tour

Is Ben Ray Lujan the hardest working member of Congress? Maybe. For his President’s Day district work period, Lujan will be traveling throughout his district holding a series of events on what he is calling his “economic recovery district tour.” From this Saturday to next Saturday, Lujan will not have a day off, and will […]

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Military Feature: Cannon lines up for stimulus package funds

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Cannon Air Force Base is jumping on the economic stimulus bandwagon, submitting a wish list of several expansion projects. The U.S. Air Force is in line to receive millions in funding for projects through President Barack Obama’s stimulus package approved Tuesday by the Senate. Obama said he expects a […]

Clovis readies projects for stimulus package

Gabriel Monte As Congress debates the size of an economic stimulus package aimed at creating jobs by funding “shovel-ready” infrastructure projects, Clovis is working to get two projects ready for the bill, according to city officials. City Manager Joe Thomas said replacing the Hull Street overpass and improving the city’s wastewater treatment plant are two […]

Bingaman talks about economic recovery bill

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Bingaman WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M.,

Curry and Roosevelt counties see unemployment increase

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American Medical Alert center grew from 45 employees to 75 in 2008. By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer Local economic development experts said Cannon Air Force Base’s transition to a special operations wing has softened the blow of unemployment in the area. New Mexico’s unemployment rate climbed to 4.9 percent in December, a 53 percent […]

Pornography succeeding without federal help

Freedom New Mexico The porn industry wants economic stimulus. It wants a federal bailout, which should resolve any confusion as to what this country has become. Some don’t believe in the free market’s ability to turn garbage into gold, to deliver anything and everything a consumer could ever want. People like that have never examined […]

Jan. 7 Letters to the Editor

Good to finally see Bush exit office Dubya was the first American president to hold a Master of Business Administration degree. So how did he do? Apparently competence is not a criterion for an MBA from Harvard. Bush always had all the economic answers. So the economy is doing well? “Then we need to lower […]

Richardson withdraws bid to be commerce secretary

By Nedra Pickler: The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on Sunday announced that he was withdrawing his nomination to be President-elect Barack Obama’s commerce secretary amid a grand jury investigation into how some of his political donors won a lucrative state contract. Richardson’s withdrawal was the first disruption of Obama’s […]

Holiday commercialism needed

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Some lessons are learned at great expense. For decades, editorialists, pundits and other commentators have implored us to stop the Christmas commercialism. They said people focus on purchasing goodies instead of the spirituality of Christmas. The relentless blather went on, year after year, even in the midst of […]

Obama’s choice of experience could be worse

Freedom New Mexico We can resist some but not all of the temptation to note that President-elect Barack Obama has put a lot of Clinton retreads on his economic team. This from a man who ran on vague promises of change. Of course, it’s not surprising. Now that he faces the prospect of actually governing […]

Too bad logic can’t be purchased

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Have economic hard times avoided you so far? Well, they don’t have to, because there are plenty of investment opportunities for people with just too much disposable income. Perhaps you’ve seen the Snuggie, a fleece blanket that’s basically a robe, with arm holes and a hood. It’s $19.99 plus shipping […]