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RCLC Meeting Moved To Oct. 19 In Los Alamos

on September 18, 2018 - 5:25pm

RCLC News:

The September meeting of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) has been canceled due to a change in the availability of the scheduled presenter.

All actions and presentations are moved to the next regular meeting scheduled for Oct. 19 in Los Alamos. 

NFIB/New Mexico Endorses Republican Candidate Lisa Shin For State Rep. Dist. 43

on September 18, 2018 - 4:46pm

Lisa Shin

NFIB News:

Lisa Shin of Los Alamos is officially endorsed for House Dist. 43 by the National Federation of Independent Business/New Mexico.

Its small business owners statewide appreciate her alignment with their issues, her willingness to run for this important position and, most importantly, believe she will be a good leader within the New Mexico House of Representatives.

NFIB will be promoting her endorsement on the state webpage and member communication including its signature New Mexico Voter Guide that is mailed to each and every member.

Jack Ammerman Wins Constitution Day Poster Contest

on September 18, 2018 - 4:46pm

Jack Ammerman, winner of the 2018 Constitution Day Poster Contest, receives his $100 cash prize from Dawn Voss, president of the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Jack Ammerman is the winner of the 2018 Constitution Day Poster Contest. President Dawn Voss of the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women presented Ammerman with a $100 cash prize.

The award ceremony was held Sunday at Urban Park during the Constitution Day Picnic sponsored by the Republican Party of Los Alamos.

Ammerman is an eighth grade student and is homeschooled.

Udall Named To House-Senate Conference Committee To Finalize Interior And Environment Funding

on September 18, 2018 - 9:51am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, ranking member on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, has been named to the conference committee that will finalize the fiscal year 2019 Interior & Environment Appropriations bill, which funds the Department of the Interior (DOI), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), U.S. Forest Service, and various other agencies.
 
The conference committee includes leaders of four House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees and

Bernalillo County Champions ‘Medicaid Buy-In’

on September 18, 2018 - 9:29am
BERNALILLO COUNTY News:
 
The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners, after hearing from NM Together for Healthcare leaders from Bernalillo County, passed a resolution Sept. 11 that supports the state’s commitment to exploring an innovative proposal to allow New Mexicans to purchase health insurance coverage through Medicaid -- including those who do not qualify for Medicaid or cannot afford to use their current insurance.
 
“The Medicaid Buy-in plan is important because insurance is very expensive, and all New Mexicans need healthcare coverage,” said Reyna Tovar, a Partnership for

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Rejects Invitation To Heritage Month Celebration At White House

on September 18, 2018 - 8:07am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Thursday, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump rejecting his invitation to attend a reception honoring Hispanic Heritage Month and detailing the ways this administration’s rhetoric and actions have stood in stark contrast to the history and values of Hispanic Heritage Month.
 
The letter opens, “I write to inform you that I decline your invitation to attend a reception for Hispanic Heritage Month at the White House because your

Libertarian: End Taxation Of Currency, Gold, Silver

on September 18, 2018 - 6:17am
 
LIBERTARIAN News:
 
A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives Sept. 7 would eliminate capital gains taxes on most transactions conducted with precious metals.
 
West Virginia Rep. Alex Mooney introduced the Money Metals Tax Neutrality Act, which was quickly cosponsored by Rep. French Hill of Arkansas and Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho. If passed, the bill’s tax exemptions would encompass “(1) gold, silver, platinum, or palladium coins minted and issued by the (U.S.

Birnbaum: Response To Gessing Op-Ed

on September 17, 2018 - 3:54pm
By EDWARD BIRNBAUM
Los Alamos

The revenues accruing from oil and gas this year are anticipated to generate a large budget surplus in excess of 1 billion dollars for New Mexico in the next fiscal year, a situation which is predicted to continue for at least the next several years. Many folks have already commented on how this surplus should be spent, as did Paul Gessing in his Los Alamos Daily Post op-ed (Sept. 12, 2018), in which the focus is on pension and tax reform.

Tax reform has been a hotly debated topic at the Roundhouse for many years, and our dependence on the GRT is a problem,

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