Politics

Six Senate Republicans vote to expand unemployment benefits

Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement condemning Senate action to extend unemployment benefits by $6.4 billion for 3 months, including the votes of six Republican senators, Kelly Ayotte (

Court-Appointed Attorneys will receive a pay raise

Court-appointed attorneys are about to get a pay raise in El Paso County. Starting April 1, court-appointed defense attorneys will be paid $90 per hour in court and $75 per hour outside court , that's a $15 increase.

Pearce Encourages New Mexicans to Comment on Prairie Chicken

Today, U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce applauded the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for opening the public comment period for the Range-Wide Lesser Prairie Chicken Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances.

Military Benefits could be reduced with new Budget deal

The Senate is expected to pass a two-year compromise budget deal today. It eases some spending cuts, but it also adds some—including a reduction to military benefits. And that’s causing major controversy.

House approves budget deal aimed at averting shutdown

A compromise federal budget plan that would remove the threat of a government shutdown for two years won easy approval Thursday from the Republican-controlled U.S. House.

LIST: 2014 Primary Election Candidates

December 9th, 2013 was the last day to file for the March primary in the state of Texas. With so many seats up for grabs, we've compiled a list of the candidates for each office for your reference.

Texas House District 77 Candidates

El Paso community leaders, Lyda Ness-Garcia announced today that she has filed to run for Texas House District 77. A working mother and former prosecutor, Lyda manages an El Paso family law practice.

November Election Results

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Chairman Joe Pickett Receives Legislative Award

Joe Pickett, Chairman of the Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee and State Representative for El Paso District 79, received a Law Enforcement Leadership Award for his hard work during the 83rd Legislative Session.

Former Arizona Congressman sentenced for corruption

A former Arizona congressman was sentenced to three years in prison Monday after his June conviction on federal corruption charges.

School named after Silvestre & Carolina Reyes

A new school in northwest El Paso will have a household name, Silvestre and Carolina school is named in honor of former congressman Silvestre Reyes and his wife, a groundbreaking ceremony took place today.

Local reactions to immigration debate

The heated debate for immigration reform continues as it heads the House of Representatives, republican house members have said they won’t support the senate bill and will craft their own, but what are local political parties saying about

'Angry' Obama announces IRS leader's ouster after conservatives targeted

President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday to hold accountable those at the Internal Revenue Service involved in the targeting of conservative groups applying for federal tax-exempt status, beginning with the resignation of the agency's acting

It's Obama vs. Romney in New Mobile Game

They call politics a blood sport, a battle royale, a bare-knuckle brawl. But why use bare knuckles when you can smack your presidential rival with a microphone, light saber or red, white and blue Popsicle?

Anthony Mayoral Candidate to Dispute Rival's Win

ANTHONY, NM — The runner up in the Anthony mayor's race is not going quietly. Juan Acevedo said town leaders met Wednesday to talk about pre-filled ballots handed out at some polling sites before people voted.