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Stephen Moore’s presentation on how to turn around both New Mexico’s and the US economies

Stephen Moore was, until recently, an editorial board member of the Wall Street Journal and is now Chief Economist at Heritage Foundation. He spoke to a luncheon sponsored by the Rio Grande Foundation about what needs to be done to turn New Mexico's economy around as well as what can be done to improve the United States economy.

Click here for Moore's slides. Video of Moore's presentation can be found below:

Stephen Moore discusses economic prescriptions for New Mexico and the United States on March 14, 2014 from Paul Gessing on Vimeo.

For even more information, check out the story Capitol Report New Mexico published on the event which included an interview with Moore.

Legislative update interview: latest from the 2014 session

I sat down with Margaret Ortiz at TBN for a discussion of the issues moving through the 2014 legislative session. Things are happening fast at this point at the Roundhouse, but this interview remains relevant as it touches on the big, controversial issues facing legislators:

Issues and Legislation Facing the 2014 Legislation from Paul Gessing on Vimeo.

Paul Gessing interviewed on New Mexico's economy and criminal justice reform

RGF president Paul Gessing recently sat down with KNAT TV's Mike Cosgrove for two separate interviews to discuss New Mexico's economy, why it is such an important issue, and what can be done to turn it around. Gessing also discusses criminal justice reform efforts that have been under way in the New Mexico Legislature. He explains some of the concepts his group is looking to use to influence criminal justice policy reforms, his involvement with Right on Crime, and how such reforms could help New Mexicans prosper.

Paul Gessing’s appearance on KRWG “Newsmakers”

On this 30 minute interview with Fred Martino of KRWG public television in Las Cruces, Gessing discusses several issues facing New Mexico including the struggling economy, the RailRunner and Spaceport, education reform, federal lands in New Mexico, and criminal justice reform. Check out the video below:

Silver City federal lands forum footage online

Recently, Rio Grande Foundation president Paul Gessing appeared in Silver City on a panel on Western lands issues and federal management alongside Rep. Yvette Herrell, economist Alex Thal, and rancher Hugh B McKeen to discuss what should be done with New Mexico's federal lands (not including Native lands, military installations, and National Parks). See the footage below:

Federal Lands Panel Discussion in Silver City, NM from Paul Gessing on Vimeo.

Amity Shlaes' speech on Calvin Coolidge: Autographed copies still available!

Author and historian Amity Shlaes spoke recently in Albuquerque (and Tularosa) about our nation's 30th president, Calvin Coolidge and her biography of him. Video of Shlaes' talk is available below:

Author and Historian Amity Shlaes Discusses Calvin Coolidge in Albuquerque from Paul Gessing on Vimeo.

Also, if you are interested in purchasing an autographed copy of Shlaes' book on Coolidge, they can be purchased online here for the cover price of $35 which includes shipping or by phone at: 505-264-6090.

Re-focus education on school choice, increased learning options

With all of the debate going on about testing and teacher evaluations, we feel that it is important to remind New Mexico's education leaders of the importance of broad-based school choice and the importance of enhanced educational options for students. Here is a recent interview Paul Gessing did on the issue of education reform:

9-10-13 School Choice-digital learning from Paul Gessing on Vimeo.

Issues and Answers interview: Federal Lands, Milton Friedman, and New Mexico's economy

Paul Gessing of Rio Grande Foundation sat down with Diane Kinderwater recently to discuss a variety of issues of importance to New Mexico. See the full interview below:

Issues & Answers: federal lands, Milton Friedman, licensing, New Mexico, economy from Paul Gessing on Vimeo.

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