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Tax breaks on aging wells is antiquated

February 4, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

House Bill 107 proposes cuts to some state taxes for aging wells that generate under 10 barrels of oil per day with estimated losses in tax revenue rising to as high $58.6 million by year 2020. This is revenue that could be used in resolving several of the more serious issues facing our state. Forbes’ [&hellip...

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Tobacco tax bill an unfair burden

February 4, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I am writing because I smoke cigarettes. I want smokers and users of other tobacco products to know that we are going to become the “chumps” again if state Sen. Howie Morales is successful in convincing his fellow New Mexico lawmakers to adopt his...

Chávez, King naming proposals misguided

February 3, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Well, some of the council members are at it again, determined to have something named after César Chávez and Martin Luther King. President George W. Bush came to Roswell when he was president. He and his enterage had lunch at Nuthin’ Fancy Restaurant (now...

Planned Parenthood probe based on facts

February 3, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Houston Chronicle In today’s hyperpartisan political climate, Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson’s straightforward description of the grand jury’s findings in its investigation of charges that Planned Parenthood was selling fetal tissue for...

In search of a coffee (or tea) culture in town

February 3, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

They’re everywhere in Anchorage. Bright pink siding with white trim, or yellow with purple trim, or teal with yellow trim; maybe cedar sided for a more Alaskan rustic look. They have cute names like Heavenly Cup Espresso and Rae Rae’s. Pin-Ups Espresso is...

The latest, and best, ethics commission push

February 2, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Perhaps this will be the year when we actually get some decent ethical standards in place for state officials. It’s a long-running issue that seems to resurface every time someone gets in trouble, but for various political and provincial reasons, nothing...

Teen columnist praised for writing

February 2, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed reading Briana Hodge’s well-written article on standardized tests in the Roswell Daily Record. I’m hoping her article will generate a change in attitude concerning these tests. Briana (a senior at Roswell...

‘Journalists’ laid off because not trusted

February 2, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

So losing reporters is a threat to democracy? (Tim Howsare’s column, Jan. 28) Maybe the most self- important, self-serving article I have ever read. Let’s apply some linear thought here: Reporters are laid off or unemployed because papers and news...

Islamophobia is understandable

February 2, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

After the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, when Muslim fanatics murdered 14 civilians, our Attorney General went on TV and expressed her greatest fear was for Islamophobia to take hold. On Sunday, Jan. 31, seven local pastors joined together, in a letter...

Narrowing the field to five candidates

February 2, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Donald Trump’s presence is drawing unprecedented attention to the Republican presidential contest. But after careful consideration, many new Iowa voters turned to his rivals instead. The political newcomer logged a second-place...

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