Green jobs only produce fiscal black hole

Freedom New Mexico The faddish obsession with “green jobs” is being revealed as a massive waste of taxpayer money. Pipe dreams eventually are revealed for what they are — unrealistic, wishful thinking. It didn’t take long for Spain’s touted green-job revolution to be revealed as a financial disaster, siphoning taxpayer subsidies and destroying 2.2 real […]

Looking back — June 29

June 1966 City Manger Al Pierce revealed that he will recommend to the City Commission tonight one of the largest budgets in the history of Tucumcari. As prepared for commission’s consideration, the tentative budget through the 1966-67 fiscal year is set at $1,423,056. The present budget is only $1,292,234.

Police honored for enforcement

QCSun staff The MCCH Substance Abuse Committee awarded area law enforcement officers for their underage drinking and DWI enforcement for fiscal years 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 at its Law Enforcement Officer Appreciation ceremony. Committee chair Noreen Henderson said the awards are determined by the number of arrests officers make in each category over the course of […]

Congress should kill proposed union bailout bill

F or years another potential multibil- lion fiscal catastrophe has been brewing, obscured by higher-profile storms created by taxpayer bailouts of Detroit and Wall Street and the looming crash of underfunded public employee pension plans. For the first time, taxpayers may become responsible for the nongovernmental pension liabilities of union collective bargaining contracts in construction, […]

EPCOG approves reduced budget, cuts staff

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By Robin Fornoff: Freedom New Mexico The Eastern Plains Council of Governments cut almost a third of its staff Wednesday while approving a significantly reduced budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. [image #1, align=right, size=medium] The EPCOG board approved the $1.9 million budget at its annual meeting held at Leal’s Mexican Food Restaurant. It’s a […]

City commission approves $13 million budget

QCS staff The Tucumcari City Commission approved a $13 million budget for the 2009-2010 fiscal year at a special meeting Thursday night at City Hall. “This does not include all of the funds from capital improvement projects,” said Marty Garcia, the city’s finance officer. “Those amounts will be added in later.” Garcia said once the […]

County Oks $11.6 million budget

Chelle Delaney The Quay County Commission approved an $11.6 million preliminary expense budget for the county’s 2009-2010 fiscal year beginning July 1 at its meeting on Friday. This compares with $11 million in expenses for the previous 2008-2009 fiscal year budget, said Quay County Manager Richard Primrose. Projected revenues for the upcoming fiscal year are […]

Quay County winners garner $1 millon over the past year

Chelle Delaney The New Mexico Lottery said this week that approximately $1 million in prizes was paid from lottery tickets sold in Quay County during the fiscal year ending June 30. Logan resident Becky Williamson took home the most winnings in Quay County, claiming a $60,000 Scratcher™ prize, about a year ago. This lucky lady […]

Congress ready to put pork back on menu

Congressional Democrats did an admirable job of purging pork barrel projects — also called earmarks — from spending bills that were left unfinished when Republicans were ousted from power last fall. They had to do something, given all their campaign rhetoric about those fiscally feckless Republicans. But whether they can for long hold the line […]

DWI Task Force denied again

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun After meeting with the Quay County Commission on Friday, the county’s DWI program is without a fiscal agent. The county could not take any official action because its meeting was set up as a work session. Members of the DWI Task Force, an advisory group to the DWI program, […]