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County Council Elects 2014 Leadership

on January 7, 2014 - 8:18pm

During this evening's meeting, Council Chair Geoff Rodgers is retained in the leadership role on Council for another year by a unanimous vote of the Los Alamos County Council. PrintScreen photo/

In a unanimous vote by Council, Councilor Kristin Henderson is elected vice chair for 2014. She replaces Vice Chair David Izraelevitz who did not seek reelection as vice chair. PrintScreen photo/

Janet Yellen Makes History as First Female Federal Reserve Chair

on January 7, 2014 - 8:16am

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen

U.S. Senate News:

WASHINGTON–Monday, Sen. Tom Udall joined the Senate in confirming Janet Yellen to serve as Chairwoman of the Federal Reserve. He issued the following statement:

“Today’s vote was a historic moment for the Federal Reserve and for our nation. I look forward to seeing Dr. Yellen become the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve Board. As Vice Chair of the Fed, Dr. Yellen has proven herself to be a thoughtful and extremely effective leader," Udall said.

Senate Majority Office Responds to Gov.'s Budget Proposal

on January 6, 2014 - 6:16pm

Senate Majority Floor Leader Michael Sanchez


SANTA FE - Today, Gov. Susana Martinez announced her spending recommendations for next fiscal year's budget. Her $6.07 billion proposal is about $80 million less than the $6.15 billion recommendations proposed by the Legislative Finance Committee (LFC) last week.

LFC proposed pay raises for all state and education workers, while Martinez's recommendations only call for raises to be given to a certain percentage of state workers and merit pay for educators.

Governor Introduces Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

on January 6, 2014 - 5:21pm


  • State Budget Geared to Reform Education, Increase Pay for Entering and High-Performing Teachers, Expand Health Care Workforce and Grow Economy


Santa Fe —Today, Gov. Susana Martinez announced her Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal, which continues the Governor’s commitment to responsible budgeting, particularly during uncertain economic times at the national level.

Legislative Preview Wednesday at Fuller Lodge

on January 6, 2014 - 8:28am

Staff Report

The League of Women Voters of Los Alamos and the American Association of University Women will hold a Legislative Preview 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 at Fuller Lodge, with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to participate.

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard and Senators Carlos Cisneros and Richard Martinez have all agreed to attend and share their views on the upcoming session.

Lujan Grisham Urges Renewal of Federal Unemployment Insurance

on January 5, 2014 - 6:56am

U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham


ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, N.M.-01 continues to urge Congress to renew federal unemployment insurance following a report finding that the expiration of the program on Dec. 28 has already cost the New Mexico economy more than $1.7 million.  

The analysis, prepared by the House Ways and Means Committee Democrats, spells out how much federal funding each state is going without in the first week since the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program expired.

In New Mexico, 6,000 jobseekers lost an average

Governor Unveils Proposals to Aid High Tech Start-ups

on January 4, 2014 - 10:03am

Gov. Susana Martinez


ALBUQUERQUE—Gov. Susana Martinez announced Friday, the latest in a series of proposals designed to attract and develop new research, innovation and high-tech firms in New Mexico. 

Specifically, the Governor is proposing to improve the tax treatment of innovation activities by expanding the use of the Angel Investment Credit, allowing for greater private investment in small New Mexico start-ups, and reforming the Technology Jobs Tax Credit and the current, relatively unused Research and Development Small Business Tax Credit to better support New Mexico

Republican Women Meet Jan. 9

on January 4, 2014 - 9:58am

GOP News:

The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will hold a meeting noon-2 p.m. Jan. 9 at the home of Donna MacDonald in the Ridge Park Condos, 1003 Oppenheimer. 

Open parking is in any uncovered, striped slot. Members are reminded to bring non-perishable food items and toiletries for charity donations.

For further information, contact Donna MacDonald at 505.662.4001.