Editorial: Nation needs budget cuts, not investments

In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama suggested freezing spending on a small fraction of the federal budget and making a few cuts. But, as the National Taxpayers’ Union calculated, the plan actually would add a net $21 billion in spending. And that’s before the unknown costs of seven other major State […]

Proposals won’t ease economic spending woes

Freedom New Mexico Three stimulus proposals announced over the Labor Day weekend by President Barack Obama are a curious stew. It’s possible the administration finally realizes that taxes have economic consequences. But the proposals may be too little to stimulate reticent businesses, fearful of expanding or investing because of monumental tax landmines that lie ahead, […]

Curbing government spending starts at ballot box

Freedom Newspapers April 15 — traditionally the most dreaded day of the year since it’s the deadline for filing income tax returns or extension requests — has past. The pain we all feel from heavy taxation remains. This caused the populist Tea Party movement to arise last year. Hundreds of thousands of people rose up […]

Economic recovery begins by spending locally

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Having gone online this morning, I find that I can replace my old Flexible Flyer sled — the one with the wooden bed and the metal runners — by mail order for about $130. That’s not bad, though I have no idea how it would compare to what my parents […]

Legislative cuts could mean pain for Clovis schools

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Joyce Baker, a part-time instructor at Clovis Community College, talks about the parts of the heart in an anatomy and physiology class at the college. A 1.5 percent cut would equal about $150,000 for the college. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer A 1.5 percent cut in education spending by […]

N.M. Senators: Agriculture spending bill that supports New Mexico sent to president

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today said they are pleased a key spending bill that contains funding for key New Mexico agricultural-related projects has cleared a final hurdle and is now on its way to the president to be signed into law. The 2010 Agricultural Appropriations Bill contains $350,000 the senators […]

N.M. Senators: Senate-approved agriculture spending bill supports New Mexico

U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today reported that a key spending bill that passed the Senate today (80-17) contains funding for key New Mexico agricultural-related projects. The 2010 Agricultural Appropriations Bill contains $350,000 the senators secured for the Southern Great Plains Dairy Consortium. The funding is for New Mexico State University’s Agriculture Science […]

Bingaman voted to approve emergency spending bill

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today voted to approve legislation that contains funding for border security.

Group voices concerns about government spending at rally

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Clockwise from top, Karolyn Sailer, Chris Dudley and Louis Moore sign oversized cards addressed to legislators during Wednesdays Taxed Enough Already party on Main Street. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Walter Bradley asked the crowd if they were being taxed enough already, and 400 voices shouted back, “Yes.” The […]

Bill seeks transparency on state spending

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican State expenditures would be displayed online and searchable under a measure the Senate approved Tuesday, one of a few moves that would increase transparency in the Roundhouse this year. Sen. Sander Rue, R-Albuquerque, who is carrying the measure (SB159), said it would make it easy for people to follow […]