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Roswell Daily Record (Newspaper) - May 3, 2006, Roswell, New Mexico jiatlp GENERAL Page A2 May Republicans close in on agreement to extend tax cuts WASHINGTON AP Majority Republicans have reached agreement In princi ple on legislation to extend tax cuts on capital gains and dividends for two years and keep 15 million middle Income taxpayers from getting hit with a tax designed for the GOP aides said late final passage of the measure Is being linked by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley to achieving an agreement with House Republicans over the outlines of a second package of tax That is accord BRIEFS Sandia Pueblo OKs minimum wage SANDIA AP Sandia Pueblo has approved a minimum wage that will require that the approximately people who work for the pueblo and its enterprises be paid at least an The state and federal mini mum wage stands at an The new Sandia Pueblo minimum wage guarantees that no pueblo employee is paid less than an including base salary and The wage scale for people who do not earn tips starts at an It covers employees of the pueblo and its administration as well as enterprises such as Sandia Resort Bien Mur Gift Shop and Travel Center and Sandia Eclipse signs deal for plane sales agent ALBUQUERQUE AP Eclipse Aviation said Tuesday it had entered into a partnership with a new com ETIRC Aviation to handle sales and service for the Eclipse a very light jet airplane now in the test flight ETIRC Aviation will be responsible for service LOTTERIES Deal on capital dividends hinges on agreement on broader set of breaks ing to Republican staffers who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not yet been announced by their Senate Republican aides said that Grassley wants to see a number of expiring tax provisions included in the second tax including a popular tax break for busi ness spending on research and a tuition tax credit and a tax Credit that teachers can earn for spending personal money on and support of the plane throughout most of Eastern Europe and including all of the Commonwealth of Independent the and ETIRC Aviation also will coordinate all required certification in those coun school The agreement In principle on capital gains and divi dends was reached among the Republican members of a joint HouseSenate conference committee that was appointed to resolve differences between the two chambers on the tax Because Republicans con trol both the House and Sen they are in the majority on the conference committee and can determine the con tents of the legislation approved by the panel with out the need to obtain Democ ratic House Ways and Means Committee Chairman William Thomas has objected to link ing the two taxcut House aides but Grass who is serving as the chairman of the conference believes it is important to work out the outline of the second tax bill Republican Senate aides These tax cuts on capital which are the profits from the sale of and stock dividends were due to expire in 2008 but would be extended until Without the new the 15 percent tax rate for capital gains would increase after 2008 to 20 percent and dividend payments would be taxed at marginal tax rates as high as The deal on the alternative minimum tax would provide an exemption from paying the tax for married couples earn ing up to That was the exemption level in the Senate which was nearly more than the exemp tion level In the House The agreement also includes a House provision that would extend for two years an exemption that keeps businesses from being taxed on business Income earned abroad by their foreign subsidiaries until the income is returned to the American parent This tax benefit Is of particu lar Importance to financial service Middleman testifies of kickback scheme Prosecution witness describes how payments used for defendant Vigil Roadrunner Cash 714172633 Bonus ball 11 4 This Way 0674 Pick 3 474 Cash Five Texas 212252737 WalMart cleared in negligenthiring case AP A jury on Tuesday cleared Wal Mart of negligence in hiring a convicted sex offender who fondled a 10yearold girl while on the The girls mother sued Wal Mart in claiming the retail giant should have known Bobby Devon Randall was a convicted sex The family sought damages of up to million in connection with the September 2000 inci The company decided in August 2004 that it would begin conducting background checks on new hires nation Oilrich nation to make Katrina WASHINGTON AP The oilrich Persian Gulf nation Qatar has decided on the dis tribution of about million of a million gift announced last September for victims of Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi and ALBUQUERQUE AP A key witness for the prosecution testified Tuesday in the public corruption trial of former state Treasurer Robert Vigil that he had out lined to Vigil a kickback arrangement involving state Angelo Garcia also told jurors that he used part of the kickbacks to pay for Vigils campaign expenses and other including improvements at Vigils Prosecutors used Garcias testimony to show that Vigil was aware of kickbacks that occurred during Michael Montoyas tenure as state treasurer and that Vigil directed the use of some kickback pay ments after he became treasurer in I showed him exactly how we were dis bursing the fees with Michael percentages and everything he was get Get DSL Now Many plans available Nationwide Access Check out 18889882700 Is your Workers eating your profits Have you ever stopped to consider how high your insurance payment is Why not call us today to see if we can help you get better insurance for a better Weve helped business in Eastern MM for twenty years OHUNTON Insurance Investments Roswell Office 8004764052 6221227 Momma warned you about throwing rocks Toss a few of these her way for Mothers She il all of her earlier And I told him we would work out the same transaction that Michael He would be receiving the same Garcia said of Garcia served as a middleman In the kickback scheme with He received money from Californiabased investment adviser Kent who was paid fees from brokerage firms that won state investment Nelsons job was to solicit bids on certain Investments by the treasurers Nelson handled an investment deal for the treasurers office in mid2003 and Garcia said he told Vigil that he could have a share of Nelsons Vigil told him to take care of Montoya and get him off my Garcia told jurors that he understood that to mean he should give Montoya On Garcia a check to He said he told Vigil about the Garcia testified that he and Vigil had discussions about possible kickbacks during a campaign trip for Vigil in the fall of Garcia drove Vigil from Santa Rosa to several communities in southern New Garcia said Vigil told him of plans to use three brokers on a rotating basis for some investments and he understood that the system would provide him a way to continue to get a share of investment Garcia testified that son and Leo a treasurers office employee and childhood friend of Mon agreed to use a portion of kickbacks to pay some of Vigils campaign Signs Continued from Page A1 coin County Commissioner Leo Martinez of the situation appeared to be Cynthia the Mar tinez campaign said none of the Martinez Signs had been Williams said Tuesday that he had yet to put up any signs and that he has never had any of his signs vandalized in his 12year career in the Legisla Carolyn who is uncontested in the District 56 Democratic could not be reached for In the uncontested District 57 Republican incumbent Daniel Foley of Roswell said Friday he had not put up any signs He said campaign sign vandalism had been a problem in the but not like youre see ing He called Espinozas loss of 150 signs unheard District 57 writein Republi can candidate Steven Gavi said Tuesday he had not yet put up any as he is running in the general elec not the 1 dont think thats very civil and that shouldnt be he refer ring to the signs being stolen and Its ridicu In the District 66 Republi can incumbent Keith Gardner of Roswell said Friday he had not any prob lems and was just starting to put them In the Ive had them Ivej had them run he Challenger Lucille who has put up could not be reached for In the District 58 Republi can incumbent Candy Spence Ezzell of Roswell is uncontested and said Friday she would not put up signs until after the pri Its a sad state of in my she refer ring to the sign Thats a violation of private property She added that wind has been part of the problem with sign Pablo Martinez of who is uncontested in the Dis trict 58 Democratic also said Friday he had not put up any signs Now Registering For Summer and Fall Terms Six weeks through third grade Space is Please call or come Generations of Learning Center 2601 Berrendo 6222242 Ask for Marilyn Wagner or Jeri Key Kimberty MHt Certified Hypnotherapist Quit Smoking NOW Seeing Clients For Insomnia Anxiety Weight Loss Stress Management Pain Management 6242995 Sunwest Suite 400B Promoting Personal Growth Bt If you see Mary 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