March 4, 2009 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session:

Feb. 26, 1958

A notice of appeal was filed to the district Supreme Court by area taxpayers opposed to the issuance of $350,000 in bonds to build a new school in Portales. The appeal was filed four days before the 30-day deadline expired, which would have opened up further dealings to create plans for the new school.

Feb. 20, 2009 Legislative Roundup

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 29

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 […]

Feb. 11, 2009 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 38 Go hemp A measure introduced by Rep. Ray Begaye, D-Shiprock, would set up guidelines for the “growing, licensing, selling and processing of industrial hemp in the State of New Mexico.” House Bill 403 would spend $150,000. Of that, $100,000 would go to New Mexico State University to set up a […]

County readies for annual Ag Expo

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Two days, 400 vendors, two animal trainers and no admission charge — and it’s all headed to the Ag Expo this year. The annual show of new agricultural technology, among other things, is set for Feb. 24-25 at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. “I think the Ag Expo is a […]

Jan. 31 Legislative Tidbits

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 49

Legislature tidbits, Jan. 28

Santa Fe New Mexico staff 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 […]

Bolo ties gain acceptance under proposal

The New Mexican Days remaining in session: 52 Bolo me over: New Mexico’s official state neckwear may finally find acceptance in the House of Representatives. Under current rules, House members can’t wear a bolo tie during legislative proceedings in the House chambers. They must wear regular ties. However, that would change under a proposal approved […]

Human Services secretary unveils health-care plans

New Mexican staff Days remaining in session: 53 If at first you don’t succeed… Human Services Secretary Pam Hyde on Monday unveiled her department’s health-care reform plans for this session. The 10-point plan includes an electronic medical records act, a requirement that insurance companies spend 85 percent of premiums on direct services to client, and […]

Legislative tidbits: Official tie not good enough

Santa Fe New Mexican staff Days remaining in session: 57 Legalize the bolo: More than 20 years ago, the Legislature named the bolo the “official state tie or neckwear of New Mexico” in a memorial that declared people who wear bolos “shall be welcomed at all events or occasions when the wearing of a tie […]

Legislative roundup: Feed bill passes house

The New Mexican Legislative Roundup Days remaining in session: 58 Feed bill passes House The Legislature’s 60-day session will cost taxpayers $138,778 a day. A bill to pay for operations of the session was approved on Wednesday by the House. There was no debate or questions about the spending measure before it passed unanimously and […]

Legislature: Senator stresses frugality — with kilt

The New Mexican Legislative roundup Days remaining in session: 59 Fear of computers: We hope you weren’t looking for a live webcast from the Senate floor Monday or Tuesday. After the Senate voted 27-13 last year to begin streaming live video of floor sessions over the Internet, many people expected them to do just that. […]

Effects of Christmas still being felt

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist These days the Christmas season lasts well into January for some of us. Once upon a time, all I had to look forward to after Christmas was one day exchanging the shirts I’d received as gifts for shirts of the right size or color. Today I have those […]

Pioneer Boykins left mark on eastern New Mexico

By Ruth Burns: PNT Correspondent Sid Boykin was one of the cowboys of the early days on the Llano Estacado who made the successful move from the ranch to the business world. According to Col. Jack Potter, Boykin made his first trip to New Mexico in 1881 with Old Man George Taylor, when Taylor moved […]

Oct. 8, 1943

Local grocers ran a combined ad in the Portales Daily News informing customers of the Office of Defense Transportation’s new regulations limiting the number of days each retail store would be allowed to deliver. Tuesdays and Saturdays were the new delivery days.

Managing finances a challenge

By Anita Doberman I used to spend money recklessly. Working during what used to be the golden days on Wall Street didn’t help and this went on for a few years. Being an investment banking analyst had lots of perks, but most of the people I knew lived way beyond their means, despite the fact […]

Post-partum depression often requires treatment

By Anita Doberman I recently received a touching letter from a woman struggling with post-partum depression. She mentioned that some days she can’t wait for night to come so that she can close her eyes again and not feel. This young military wife, who just had her first son while her husband is in Iraq […]

Events Calendar Sept. 7, 2008

TodayCurry County Trade Days and garage sale — Noon to 5 p.m. Outside spaces available to sell garage sale items for $10 per day. Information: 762-8827. MondayPortales Municipal Schools board meeting — 6 p.m., Central Office board room.Portales Farmers Market — 5 p.m., First Street and Avenue B ThursdayPortales Farmers Market — 5 p.m., First […]

Aug. 31, 2008 Community Calendar

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Sunday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 11 a.m. […]