The past 100 years, Jan. 21, 2019

January 22, 2019

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

Jan. 21, 1919: Community Theater Quite Unique; It Isn’t Out Begging For Money

Not a Money-Making Enterprise; Membership Expense Only Two-Bits Per Year; First Entertainment on St. Valentine’s Day

Jan. 21, 1969: Gov. David Cargo proposed expenditures during 1969-70 from $234 million to $239 million, when he presented his program before the opening session of the 29th New Mexico legislature today.

He also expressed opposition to increasing the state sales tax rate as a method for getting the new money.

The governor gave details on 11 specific legislative proposals in his address before the house and senate, but did discuss the mount of new revenues he believed must be raised.

“I am convinced that we probably need between $35 million and $40 million in new money based on these demands, and especially in the field of public education,” Cargo said.

Jan. 21, 1994: The recent proclamation that singing will no longer be allowed in the state capitol rotunda appears, on the surface, to be reasonable.

However, it not only sets a dangerous precedent, but it also appears to be directed at the Human Rights Alliance, the organization that supports S.B. 91, the Gay Rights Bill.

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