Every vote counts — ask city councilman

Does your vote really matter? It can. The New York Times in 2005 reported the median margin of victory in Congressional elections is 22 percent. That’s what economists Casey Mulligan and Charles Hunter found when they analyzed more than 56,000 Congressional elections dating to 1898. The economists also took a look at more than 40,000 […]

Officials celebrate completion of facility

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Thomas Garcia More than 25 residents, city staff and congressional representative attended Monday’s ribbon cutting at the new wastewater treatment plant in Tucumcari. “There were 160 jobs created with the construction of this plant,” said Terry Brunner, state director for U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. The $9.1 million plant was built with money provided […]

Upcoming congressional session raises questions

Freedom New Mexico As a new Congress reflecting the will of the voters as of November finally assumes office, with Republicans holding a majority in the House and more effective power in the Senate, we can expect symbolic gestures and a few substantive moves in the direction of less-intrusive government. Whether legislators will move much […]

GOP battles EPA over regulations

Freedom New Mexico Congressional Republicans, emboldened by the party’s midterm election victories, promise to force up-or-down votes on many economically harmful regulations planned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “We’re not going to let EPA regulate what they’ve been unable to legislate,” Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., told Politico.com. Upton, who hopes in the new Congress […]

Applicants sought for Congressional page

U.S. Rep. Tom Udall is seeking Congressional page applications for the 2007 autumn semester, according to a press release. Pages are appointed for one semester, with the fall semester beginning Labor Day and concluding in late January.  “I am very pleased my office will have the opportunity to nominate a page,” said Udall in the […]

Art contest set

Rep. Udall seeks art contest entries U.S. Representative Tom Udall, D-N.M., is asking Third Congressional District high school students to submit entries for the annual Congressional Arts Competition. The Third Congressional District includes Tucumcari and Quay County. The winning entry from New Mexico will be displayed on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. beginning in June. […]