Governors of five states that are home to the lesser prairie chicken, including Governor Susana Martinez of New Mexico, say they're disappointed the federal government has proposed listing the bird as threatened.
However they said they're encouraged that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service isn't proposing listing the lesser prairie chicken as endangered. A final decision on a listing is expected this fall.
Some ranchers, wind farms and others have worried that listing the bird as threatened could hurt their operations by leading to more regulations on the bird's habitat.
Republican Gov. Susana Martinez says she will ask the Legislature to lower New Mexico's corporate income tax rate to provide an incentive for economic development.
Martinez proposes to reduce the corporate tax rate to 4.9 percent from 7.6 percent over several years. The governor says New Mexico's tax rate is higher than neighboring states and needs to be reduced to make New Mexico more competitive.
That's right in line with economists' expectations and is another sign of steady, though modest, growth in employment. In November, employers added an estimated 161,000 jobs. The average monthly gain in 2012 was 153,000 jobs, BLS says. That's the same average as in 2011.
First, people wore suits and ties, dresses or skirts to work. Then came casual Fridays. Then the tech industry destroyed dress codes. Congress is one of the last places people dress up, and we know how that's turned out.
Good morning. I'm David Greene. At this point in the program we sometimes tell you about record-breaking feats. Well, this one takes the cake. Sunday is Three Kings Day and in Mexico some bakers are celebrating in a big way. Rosca de Reyes is a sweet bread with a Baby Jesus figurine baked inside.