Feb. 13, 2009 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 36 Measuring state workers: A measure by freshman Sen. Sander Rue, R-Albuquerque, would measure the productivity of state government employees. An analysis of Senate Bill 158 says labor productivity is defined as “the output per worker-hour of labor.” Further, the bill says “labor productivity would be calculated using Bureau of Labor […]

Zias sign nine JC transfers

CNJ staff The Eastern New Mexico Zia softball team signed nine junior college players to National Letters of Intent Tuesday, led by Seward County Community College sophomore infielder Jena Rue. Rue made National Fastpitch Coach’s Association First Team All-American as a freshman. Rue hit .430, with 66 RBIs and six home runs. She also led […]

Prediction: Cockfighting bites the dust

By Ned Cantwell: CNJ columnist Sure, I’m irritated. Wouldn’t you be? This is the year cockfighting is going to get clawed to death in the New Mexico Legislature. You just know it has to happen. All this folderol about two birds celebrating a blood bath of cultural heritage is about to be exposed for the […]