Chamber hosting listening session

CNJ staff The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce and Clovis Industrial Development Corporation will host Lt. Gov. Elect John Sanchez for a Thursday listening session about job creation and small business growth. The session is scheduled for 9-10 a.m. in the board room of the chamber of commerce, 105 E. Grand. Information: 763-3435.

Press release: Interim committees now broadcast live

State lawmakers are in Santa Fe right now, discussing behavioral-health services. A live, streaming audio feed of interim legislative committees is now available online at http://www.nmlegis.gov

House panel derails veto override

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday saved Gov. Bill Richardson the embarrassment of a veto override. The committee tabled a bill that Richardson had vetoed last year — a veto that the Senate recently voted overwhelmingly to override. The bill would have forced state agencies […]

Government needs Sunshine Portal

By Sarah Welsh: Guest columnist Information is power, and right now the public has none. Legislators and the public are rightfully outraged at Gov. Bill Richardson’s ongoing refusal to release information about his exempt state employees, including 59 positions that were supposedly cut last month. What little information has emerged isn’t good — employees who […]

Richardson: No to food tax, state layoffs

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican Gov. Bill Richardson, who recently had said he was leaving open the possibility of reinstating gross receipts taxes on food, made it clear Tuesday he will oppose bringing back the food tax. During his final State of the State speech before a session of the state Legislature, […]

Text of Gov. Richardson’s state of the state speech

A link to Gov. Bill Richardson’s state of state remarks.

Oasis closing for furloughs

CNJ staff Oasis State Park will close for five days this winter and spring as part of Gov. Bill Richardson’s plan to reduce state spending by employee furloughs. The park is set to be closed Thursday, as well as Jan. 15, Feb. 9, March 2 and March 23, according to a news release from Oasis. […]

Governor to visit Clovis for Hull Street bridge groundbreaking

Freedom New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson will be in Clovis on Monday for the groundbreaking on the new Hull Street Bridge. The overpass has been closed to traffic since July 2008. Richardson will speak at 10:30 a.m. on the north side of the Hull Street Bridge.

Former New Mexico Gov. Bruce King dies at age 85

The Associated Press

Education digest: Schools getting more money

Schools getting more money More federal stimulus money headed for New Mexico schools and colleges, according to a news release from Gov. Bill Richardson’s office. The New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department has awarded $24 million in funding to 28 projects selected through a competitive process, the release said. Clovis Municipal Schools was […]