Tourism commission to meet

CNJ staff The next meeting of the New Mexico Tourism Commission will be held in Clovis on Friday, beginning at 10:00 a.m., at the Clovis Business Enterprise Center at 105 E. Grand. The decision to hold it in Clovis is in conjunction with the annual Clovis Music Festival. Tourism commission members and Tourism Department secretary […]

Troop removal should be goal in Afghanistan

Freedom New Mexico Defense Secretary Robert Gates flew to Belgium early this month for what one headline called a “stealth” meeting. No reporters were invited on the trip, an unusual circumstance. The meeting included Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, and other top military brass including Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Mike […]

U.S. agriculture secretary backs dairy relief proposal

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File photo By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture has committed to temporarily raise the price the federal Department of Agriculture will pay for dairy products, providing the director of the U.S. Office of Management and the Budget approves the move. In a meeting with U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and […]

Udall supports N.M. dairy farmers in meeting with agriculture secretary

WASHINGTON —U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today met with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to discuss efforts to address the national dairy crisis. The meeting was held in response to a letter sent by Udall and other senators on July 15th, calling for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to increase dairy price supports by […]

Press release: Secretary Napolitano to visit Arizona, New Mexico

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano will travel to Tucson, Ariz., and Albuquerque, N.M., on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, Secretary Napolitano will visit Tucson to announce the 2009 Operation Stonegarden grant awards, which enhance law enforcement preparedness and operational readiness along U.S. borders. She will travel to Albuquerque on Friday to […]

MVD looking online for better customer service

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Long waits and frustrating automated call systems with the state Motor Vehicle Division could be on their way out, according to the state official overseeing the division. Secretary of the Taxation and Revenue Department Rick Homans was in Portales on Wednesday to explain plans to put many MVD functions […]

State Department of Health swine flu update, May 2

NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHSecretary Alfredo Vigil, MD May 2, 2009 Number of confirmed cases in NM: 0 Number of probable cases in NM: 9Valencia County: 18-year-old male, 15-year-old femaleSanta Fe County: 1-year-old maleSocorro County: 14-year-old female, 15-year-old maleEddy County: 17-year-old female, 22-year-old femaleHidalgo County: 17-year-old maleBernalillo County: 27-year-old male All cases are recovered or […]

Education Secretary and health officials discuss swine flu with state superintendents and charter school leaders

Secretary of Education Veronica C. Garc

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$17 Million for DWI enforcement

STATE OF NEW MEXICODEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIONOFFICE OF THE SECRETARYBATAAN MEMORIAL BUILDING, SUITE 180 SANTA FE, NM 87501(505) 827-4985 FAX (505) 827-4984BILL RICHARDSON KATHERINE MILLERGOVERNOR CABINET SECRETARYFor Immediate ReleaseApril 24, 2009Contact: Nicole Gillespie, 827-3881DWI GRANT COUNCIL DISTRIBUTES $17 MILLIONTO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FOR DWIPREVENTION AND ENFORCEMENT EFFORTSSANTA FE – The Department of Finance and Administration […]

Gates: Health care needs overhaul

By Tom Philpott: FNM columnist Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ prescription for what ails the military health care system includes replacing aging hospitals, and raising TRICARE fees for working-age retirees, which Congress has kept frozen since 1995. “Health care is eating the (Defense) Department alive,” Gates told officers attending the Air War College on Maxwell-Gunter Air […]

U.S., Mexico collaboration right step

Freedom New Mexico U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s recent meeting with Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Patricia Espinosa appears to have borne sweet fruit. Since their meeting the two countries have formed a joint working group to make immigration easier. The group will work to make immigration easier and safer, starting with improving the documentation […]

Udall urges energy secretary to support broader mission for NNSA labs

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today sent a letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu asking him to support a future vision of the

Secretary of Education and State Historian announce student film contest documenting historic trades

Secretary of Education Dr. Veronica C. Garc

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Education Secretary Veronica C. Garc

Secretary of Education Dr. Veronica C. Garc

New Mexico Secretary of Education Dr. Veronica C. Garc

Secretary of Education Dr. Veronica C. Garc

Secretary of Education Dr. Veronica C. Garc

Education Secretary Garc

Secretary of Education Dr. Veronica C. Garc

Timely budgets on secretary’s agenda

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist The new secretary of Veterans Affairs, retired Army Gen. Eric K. Shinseki, got a recent tour of the paperwork battlefield on which VA claim adjudicators serve every day.

State sees increase in lobbyists

The New Mexican Days remaining in session: 51 A swarm of lobbyists More than 500 lobbyists have registered with the Secretary of State’s Office this session, with another 500 expected. There also are 600 organizations represented by lobbyists. That’s a ratio of 4.46 lobbyists to each of the 112 lawmakers. It’s also a decent amount […]