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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 […]

Bingaman: New Mexico communities to benefit fron HUD grant

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman reported today that five New Mexico housing agencies have been awarded a total of $250,435 in grant funding though the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Bingaman applauds Obama’s plans for funding health care, education, science and Indian Country

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today said President Barack Obama’s 2010 budget proposal is good for New Mexicans because it gives priority to health care, education and science. “The Obama administration has prepared a budget that gives priority to the issues that matter most to our state.

Rep. Luj

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Rep. Luj

Today, Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Bingaman: Bill contains funding for N.M. projects

BINGAMAN: FY 2009 SPENDING BILL CONTAINS FUNDING FOR N.M. PROJECTS

New Mexico House Delegation Urges Restoration of Education Funding in Recovery Plan

New Mexico House Delegation Urges Restoration of Education Funding in Recovery Plan

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 […]

Advocates for developmentally disabled lobby for funding

By Dennis J. Carroll: The New Mexican Advocates and families of the developmentally disabled, in the midst of a Roundhouse lobbying push for funding vital to the well-being of those in their care, hope they aren’t just being “niced to death” by state lawmakers. “In the last three days we’ve heard nothing but a willingness […]

School investment bill passes House

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis Municipal Schools could receive $7 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan. The bill, which passed the House, is intended to provide public schools with funding to modernize and protect teacher jobs. The plan would provide $2 million in Title 1-A funding, almost $2.5 million for Individuals […]

Clovis School District Could Receive over $7 million in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan

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Lujan Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., announced that the Clovis Municipal Schools could receive over $7 million in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan. These estimates include almost $2 million for Title 1-A funding, almost $2.5 million for IDEA funding and $2.8 million for school modernization and construction. The estimates, released by the House Committee […]

Dec. 16, 2008 Business Digest

Xcel Energy donates more than $40K to charities The Xcel Energy Foundation donated $44,500 in grants to eight eastern and southeastern New Mexico nonprofit groups, according to an Xcel news release. The grants are part of a total $185,500 in grant funding given to nonprofit groups in the company’s New Mexico and Texas service area […]

Defense bill includes funding for Cannon

Staff and wire reports WASHINGTON — Troops would get a pay raise in a defense bill that Congress sent President Bush on Saturday. Even before passage, lawmakers had backed away from an election-season showdown with the administration over Iraq. Legislation approved by a voice vote in the Senate would increase pay by 3.9 percent, extend […]

Senate OKs bill containing Cannon funding

CNJ staff The Senate passed a defense bill Wednesday that includes $26 million in funding for construction projects at Cannon Air Force Base. The bill cleared the Senate 88-8 despite Republican objections to billions of dollars in special projects lawmakers had added. The measure would permit $612.5 billion in spending for national defense programs in […]

District to receive renovation monies

CNJ staff Clovis Municipal School District will get $2 million in state funds for the design costs of renovating Marshall Junior High and James Bickley, Lockwood and Bella Vista elementary schools, according to a release from area legislators. The Public School Capital Outlay Council voted to award the funds to the school district after finding […]

Ag and dairy funding headed for Senate

CNJ staff WASHINGTON — A bill that would help fund a new dairy consortium and other agriculture initiatives affecting New Mexico was approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday, according to press releases from the offices of Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., and Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. The measure is now ready for consideration by the […]

Ag and dairy funding approved by committee

President signs off on Cannon funding

CNJ staff On Monday The FY2008 emergency supplemental bill containing $162 billion, with key funding for Cannon Air Force Base was signed into law by President Bush. According to press releases from Senators Pete Domenici, R-N.M. and Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., the bill will primarily fund operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, but it contains funding to […]

Cannon funding passes Senate

WASHINGTON — The Senate passed a bill Thursday that contains key funding for Cannon Air Force Base, according to a press release from Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s office. The bill, which primarily funds operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, contains $364 million to purchase seven MC-130J model Combat Talon II, five of which will be headed to […]