Congress’ finance reforms should start on inside

Freedom Newspapers The Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal has Congress scrambling to drum up reform ideas, as the profligates attempt to repackage themselves as neo-Puritans. Most of these efforts, no doubt, will involve tinkering with the minutiae of lobbying rules, as if sinning lobbyists, rather than saintly members of Congress, are the problem. An even bigger […]

State hires lobbying, consulting firms

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — The state has hired a Washington, D.C., lobbying firm and an Albuquerque consulting company to help in the effort to save Cannon Air Force Base from closing. The base at Clovis is one of only two Air Force bases recommended by the Pentagon for closing nationwide under realignments […]

ENMU students lobby legislators for projects

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University students are on a crusade to convince legislators to fund a renovation of the anthropology facility and to upgrade the lighting in the theater building. Members of the school’s five-person student lobbying committee spent time two days in Santa Fe earlier this week talking with area […]

Ag 50 strong in first meeting

By Glen Seeber: CNJ staff writer Ag 50 of Eastern New Mexico, a lobbying group for agriculture, held its organizational meeting last Tuesday, according to Blake Curtis, who was elected chairman. “We had good attendance,” he told directors of the Clovis-Curry County Chamber on Wednesday. The organization’s bylaws call for no more than 59 members, […]