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Lawmakers consider new way to pick regents

 

February 20, 2019



The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce issued its weekly "Legislative Report" on Thursday.

It points out that a Senate Joint Resolution seeks an amendment to the Constitution concerning how university regents are selected.

Currently the responsibility rests solely with the governor followed by confirmation of the Legislature. This measure would give the Legislature the responsibility for selecting the committee that would have no more than 50 percent of one party. The committee would vet potential regents then send three names to the governor for consideration.

If passed, the measure would be on the November ballot for voters to consider.

• Also from the Roosevelt Chamber: House Bill 31 and Senate Bill 437, two very different bills seeking a hike in minimum wage in New Mexico are scheduled for debate in the Senate Public Affairs Committee on Saturday. ... HB 31 seeks to hike the rate to $12 over two years with future indexed raises after that. SB 437 is less aggressive and caps at $10 an hour.

• Eastern New Mexico University basketball games against West Texas A&M in Canyon will be broadcast live on ESPN3 in a doubleheader on Tuesday.

The women tip off at 4:35 p.m., and the men follow at 7:45 p.m.

Both games are at the First United Bank Center in Canyon.

• The ENMU softball team is pushing its three-game series at Texas Woman’s back a day due to expected inclement weather. The teams are still scheduled to play a Saturday doubleheader in Denton, with those games to start at 1 p.m. MST. The game originally slated to be the Friday opener will instead be the Sunday noon MST closer.

Upcoming funeral services:

Feb. 22

• Suzanne Rae Bell, 71, 2 p.m., Steed-Todd Funeral Home Chapel, Clovis

• Bobby Russ, 66, 10 a.m., First Baptist Church, Fort Sumner

Feb. 23

• Laddie Von Tillman 85, 9:30 a.m., San Jon Baptist Church

• Vicki Areta Dorgelo 57, 11 a.m., Logan Baptist Church

• Ryan Magness, 45, 11 a.m., Wheeler Mortuary Chapel, Portales

• Loretta Mitchell, 89, 2 p.m., Muffley Funeral Home Chapel, Clovis

Feb. 25

• Josephine A. Marez, 91, 11 a.m., Westbrook Baptist Church, Clovis

Feb. 26

• Nakiyah Jade Brown, 16, 2 p.m., First Baptist Church, Clovis

- Compiled by The Staff of The News

 
 

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