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Gov. sets out ambitious 2020 legislative agenda (RGF responds in KOAT 7 Story)

In the wake of 2019's disastrous legislative session, 2020's 30-day session has the potential to be a return to sanity. But, as this KOAT Channel 7 story notes, Gov. Lujan Grisham has outlined an ambitious agenda. The Foundation was given an...

Newspaper article: Lujan Grisham’s budget highlights contrast between New Mexico/Colorado

The following appeared in the Ruidoso News on January 14, 2020. Gov. Lujan Grisham recently released her budget to be considered by the Legislature in the upcoming 30 day session. As expected, there is a lot of new spending thanks to the continued...

What RGF will be working on in the 2020 Session

The 2020 session is “only” 30 days long, but as we saw in 2019, a lot of damage can be done in a relatively short time. Considering the “progressive” makeup of the Legislature, there are issues (like Right to Work and Davis/Bacon reform) that...
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Gov. sets out ambitious 2020 legislative agenda (RGF responds in KOAT 7 Story)

In the wake of 2019's disastrous legislative session, 2020's 30-day session has the potential to be a return to sanity. But, as this KOAT Channel 7 story notes, Gov. Lujan Grisham has outlined an ambitious agenda. The Foundation was given an...

Webinar: the importance of restraining state spending, NM vs CO

RGF president Paul Gessing recently gave a webinar (lasting 20 minutes with 30 minutes left for questions) for the Freedom Hub Working group. The discussion centered around comparing New Mexico and Colorado from the perspective of government...

Talking Democracy Dollars w/ KOAT Channel 7

Rio Grande Foundation president Paul Gessing recently sat down with TJ Wilham at KOAT Channel 7 to discuss the ill-conceived "Democracy Dollars" proposal on Albuquerque ballots this fall. There are numerous serious problems with the proposal (see...