Clovis city commissioners approve raises

Freedom New Mexico Clovis city commissioners voted unanimously Friday morning to approve a pay raise for employees during a special meeting to approve the final budget for fiscal year ending June 2009. The commission also approved a $59.7 million budget. The pay raise, which is an adjustment to the budget, will amount to between 3 [...]

Polygamy raises questions, concern for children

By Anita Doberman I am Italian and somewhat jealous when it comes to my husband. It runs in our blood. The concept of sharing a husband with other women is incomprehensible to me. I’ll often remind my husband that there are still many passion murders when a husband is found to have cheated on his [...]

(Live)stock market

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers Chelsea Henrich, 16, mustered all her strength to control a steer more than 10 times her size in front of a crowd of bidders Friday at the Curry County Junior Livestock Sale. After months of feeding, walking and washing the 1,300-pound steer, it was time to part ways. The auction [...]

Senate panel trims salary proposals in budget

By Barry Massey SANTA FE — A $5.1 billion budget proposal heading to the Senate for a vote provides for lower pay raises for teachers and public employees than a House-passed blueprint for financing government. The Senate Finance Committee endorsed the budget Wednesday after making amendments that resulted in a net spending increase of almost [...]

Nearly $5.1 billion budget package heads to House

By BARRY MASSEY SANTA FE — A House committee approved a nearly $5.1 billion budget bill Tuesday that leaves money available for tax cuts and saves some of the state’s revenue windfall in a permanent fund. The bill now goes to the House, which is expected to vote on it later this week. Under the [...]

Schools dealing with less money than expected

Staff and Wire Reports School districts across New Mexico say they are making do with less state money than expected this year by cutting positions and dipping into reserves, according to a survey conducted by the Albuquerque Journal. Those cost-cutting measures come during a year in which the state increased its draw from a state [...]