Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell’s president was confident he has support for today’s mill levy election but he remained uncertain if he will have the votes in the final hours before election day.
“We know that we have the majority of support of the residents of Chaves County,” said President John Madden. “The question is, will they vote?”
Madden, however, said he has faced strong opposition in the past few weeks over ENMU-R’s decision to ask county residents for the increase in property taxes to fund operating expenses. The tax would be indefinite.
He said the group was a type of “virulent strain” of an anti-tax group and unfortunately they were vocal.
“They are scum,” Madden said. “I Login to read more