Rep. Lujan plans Clovis visit

Freedom New Mexico Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Cost-saving proposals target VA

The House Budget Committee, chaired by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., has told a veterans’ group it is studying a plan to save $6 billion annually in VA health care costs by cancelling enrollment of any veteran who doesn’t have a service-related medical condition and is not poor. Committee Republicans, searching for ways to curb federal […]

Rep. Ryan’s plan could save Medicare

Freedom New Mexico Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., last week proposed a dramatic change to nudge us closer to market-based health care’s inherent economic freedom and away from Nanny State entitlements’ inevitable bankruptcy. We will continue to argue for market solutions to America’s health care dilemma, but we find much to admire in Ryan’s proposal. We […]

Roch visits Tucumcari to discuss legislative session

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Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia Dennis Roch addresses a crowd Sunday at Tucumcari City Hall. Freedom New Mexico State Rep. Dennis Roch, a Republican from Texico, met with 50 Tucumcari residents on Sunday to answer questions about the 90-day legislative session, which ended on Saturday. Roch said the budget, which passed on a 35-34 vote […]

Weekly update — March 13

Representative trying for impact statement State Rep. Roberto Gonzalez, D-Taos, is trying to force the U.S. Air Force to produce a full environmental impact statement on Cannon Air Force Base’s proposed low-altitude training area. Gonzalez has introduced a joint memorial on the topic to the state legislature. In a Taos News story, Gonzalez says he […]

Former Rep. Heather Wilson seeking U.S. Senate seat

Sue Major Holmes ALBUQUERQUE — Former Republican Rep. Heather Wilson made official Monday what had been rumored for days — she’s running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democratic Sen. Jeff Bingaman. Wilson announced her decision to seek the GOP nomination at an Albuquerque paper supply warehouse packed with more than 100 supporters. […]

Legislator to compete in charity basketball game

CNJ staff Rep. Dennis Roch will compete in the University of New Mexico Cancer Center’s Hoops for Hope 2011 Annual Legislative Basketball Game on Thursday, according to a news release. Players on the House of Representatives team will be representing the New Mexico State University Aggies and players on the New Mexico Senate team will […]

Lujan’s staff holding office hours

CNJ staff Rep. Ben Ray Lujan’s staff will hold mobile office hours in Clovis Thursday, according to a news release. His staff will be holding office hours across the third district from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Staff will be available to residents who need assistance with casework, Social Security benefits, immigration applications, veterans’ services […]

Gardner selected as Martinez chief of staff

Freedom New Mexico A state legislator who represents Roosevelt County and a former representative for both Curry and Roosevelt counties are among appointed members to the executive leadership team for Gov.-Elect Susana Martinez. Rep. Keith Gardner, R-Roswell, the Dist. 66 representative, was named chief of staff for the seven-member team. Former Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton, […]

Lujan’s staff meeting at senior center

CNJ staff Rep. Ben Ray Lujan’s district staff will meet with constituents from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Friendship Senior Citizen Center, according to a news release from his office. Staff will be on hand to assist residents who have questions regarding Social Security benefits, immigration applications, veterans’ services and other federal […]