Committee axes one source for public school funding formula

By John Sena: The New Mexican A proposed new public school funding formula took a hit on Thursday when a House committee killed a measure that would have funded it. The new formula itself was approved by the House Appropriations and Finance Committee, but will take affect only if legislation to fund it passes. House […]

N.M. Senators applaud enactment of American Recovery and Reinvestment act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today applauded news that President Obama had signed into law an economic recovery package that will send more than $1.6 billion to New Mexico. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will send $1.1 billion to the state through formula grants — funds that will flow on […]

A fool-proof formula for everything?

American magic. It’s a funny term, particularly when spoken by missionaries who deal with witch doctor types and superstitions regularly. You just don’t expect them to look back across the Pond, smile, shake their heads indulgently, and say, “Yep, that’s American magic.” You see, magic, at its heart, has to do with manipulation. You get […]

District 7 State Senate candidate profile: Clint Harden

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Courtesty photo Clint Harden is a District 7 State Senate candidate. Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked District 7 State Senate candidates to answer the following questions in 300 words or less. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The primary is June 3.

Funding frustrations

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A range of frustrations — stirred by overcrowded classrooms, staff recruiting troubles, funding constraints — emerged Thursday in a meeting on state education. And a generic and unrealistic funding formula was described. “We have a tendency in funding to paint with a large brush,” said Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis. […]

School funding makeover possible

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Local goals for education will be recorded today at a town hall meeting in Clovis. About 15 such meetings are being held across the state to gather information for a state analysis of school funding, according to education officials. A New Mexico Legislature task force commissioned the American Institutes […]