Portales past: March 29, 1944

March 29, 1944: The Portales Daily News: A group of selectees left this morning for Santa Fe to be inducted into the Navy. Included were Wayne Stratton, Royal Paul Hawkins, Thomas Jefferson Moore, J.C. Shaffer, Winfred Henry Gibbs and Elbert Ray Sanders.

My turn: Pope John Paul II example of courage

Within minutes of The Vatican announcing the beatification of Pope John Paul II a few weeks ago, all hotel rooms in Rome and surrounding areas, were reportedly sold out and Vatican officials are expecting up to two million people to attend this historic event on May 1. JPII’s fast-track to sainthood by Pope Benedict XVI [...]

Their view: Spending not answer to education problem

Paul Gessing is president of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation, which promotes limited government, economic freedom and individual responsibility. He’s concerned about a lack of progress in the state’s education performance despite more spending: During her campaign, Gov. Susana Martinez said she would not cut education. Based on revised budget numbers that were released immediately [...]

Their view: No such thing as free lunch

No such thing as free lunch Paul Gessing is president of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation, which promotes limited government, economic freedom and individual responsibility. Here’s his take on state subsidies: It is easy to get caught up in the minutiae when it comes to economic policy. With the state facing a $400 million deficit [...]

Their view: Eliminating tax credits won’t eliminate deficit

Paul Gessing is president of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation, which promotes limited government, economic freedom and individual responsibility. He warns lawmakers that eliminating tax credits may not help heal the state’s budget woes. Eliminating tax credits won’t eliminate deficit With a $400 million budget deficit facing lawmakers when they return to Santa Fe, the [...]

Portales past: Jan. 19, 1942

Jan. 19, 1942: Portales Daily News: Only $750 more was needed to put Roosevelt County’s Red Cross war fund over the $2,500 mark, according to Paul Bryant, county chairman.

Their view: Millions can be saved throughout state

Paul Gessing is president of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation, which promotes limited government, economic freedom and individual responsibility. He kicked around ideas for cutting New Mexico’s budget deficit in a recent column: There is no doubt governor-elect Susana Martinez faces a difficult task. Not only does she have to put together an administration to [...]

Their view: Open government progress in New Mexico

Paul Gessing is president of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation, which promotes limited government, economic freedom and individual responsibility. Here’s a portion of a recent column he wrote on open-government initiatives: In recent years, there has been a big push for transparency in government throughout New Mexico. The Rio Grande Foundation and the Foundation for [...]

Portales past: Sept. 7, 1950

Sept. 7, 1950 Portales Daily News: Paul Gregory, 20, was bitten by a rattlesnake as he was pulling broom corn in his father’s field. Paul’s brother, Buck, took him to Miller Hospital.

Their view: Gross receipts tax hampers state businesses

Paul Gessing, president of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation, promotes limited government, economic freedom and individual responsibility. Here’s a snippet of what he had to say in a recent column on New Mexico’s gross receipts tax: