Proposal touts pharmacy savings

The biggest knife for slicing TRICARE costs off future defense budgets is not new and higher enrollment fees or deductibles proposed for retirees and their families who use one of the military’s health insurance options of TRICARE Prime, Standard, Extra or, for the elderly, TRICARE for Life. Those phased increases, as detailed here last week, […]

Higher education proposal draws mixed reviews

Alisa Boswell Gov. Susana Martinez’s budget proposal to change the state funding formula for colleges and universities is drawing mixed reaction at institutions in Clovis and Portales. ENMU President Steven Gamble said he thinks the university will do well under the new policy if it is approved by the Legislature. But Clovis Community College President […]

Christmas proposal memorable

Christmas 1981 was easily the best one ever for me. It was the Christmas that I proposed to my bride. I wanted to ask her that Christmas but every time I thought about it I got the shakes and cold feet. Then one day in early December, while I was back in Portales for the […]

Proposal could make mail delivery take day longer

Benna Sayyed The passage of a U.S. Postal Service proposal could cause mail delivery in the area to take a day longer, but local postal jobs will not be affected, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service. The proposal includes moving a mail processing center from Clovis to Lubbock. First-class mail service standards […]

Press release: Bingaman talks about president’s proposal

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reporters about the a variety of issues, including the President’s deficit reduction proposal and jobs package. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman092111m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman comments on the President’s economic growth and […]

Press release: Bingaman talks job proposal

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reporters about the President’s job proposal. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman091211m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman comments on the President’s address to Congress on Thursday. 01:47 – Bingaman addresses criticisms of passing another […]

Popular vote proposal buries rural America

Freedom New Mexico California Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to sign legislation promoting a concept known as the National Popular Vote will give impetus to a troubling national movement that seeks to undermine the nation’s Electoral College and replace it with a system at odds with what the founders envisioned. Americans were reminded of the inner […]

Tax reform, cuts would provide economic push

Freedom Newspapers Tax reform is in the air. One proposal floating around is to eliminate or reduce the tax deduction for home mortgage interest. About 35 million homeowners use the deduction to reduce their yearly tax bills. The total deduction amounts to about $131 billion a year. During the recent wrangling in Washington over the […]

Joint health care proposal criticized

The military’s top medical officers are divided over a House-passed mandate to reorganize the health care system under a unified medical command. The plan, in effect, would merge commands that the Army, Navy and Air Force have run with separate staffs and resources for decades. Two of three surgeons general, for Air Force and Navy, […]

Proposal discriminatory to poor

Kevin Wilson The eighth season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” is still a month away, but I think it’s appropriate to trot out at least one Larry David quote for what’s on my mind today. Quote David, “A good compromise is when both parties are dissatisfied, and I think that’s what we have here.” This is […]