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Higher Taxes ... the Last Thing New Mexico Needs!
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New Mexico's Extraction Industries ... What Next?
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Each New Mexican would receive $730 refund if we had Colorado protections in place

The following appeared in the Current-Argus on December 11, 2019. According to the latest estimates from Santa Fe the state’s general fund budget is expected to be $7.882 billion next fiscal year. When Gov. Martinez left office in 2018 the budget...

Rio Grande Foundation Files Ethics Complaint Against Mayor Tim Keller

(Albuquerque, NM) – For a long time the Rio Grande Foundation has argued that local election results have been tipped by the ability of public officials and taxpayer-funded interests to use taxpayer dollars or the prospect of taxpayer dollars to...

Stadiums should rely on private funding

The following appeared in the Albuquerque Journal on December 4, 2019. Like so many in the metro area, I was impressed by the outpouring of support and high quality of play by the New Mexico United in its inaugural season. Considering the timing of...
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Rio Grande Foundation Videos

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...

Discussing the Gov’s plan for “free” college on KOB TV Channel 4

Rio Grande Foundation president Paul Gessing sat down with KOB TV to discuss the plan for "free" college. You can check out the story below. As of Thursday afternoon, September 26, we have not received any details in terms of the estimated $25-$35...

RGF provides comment for KOAT 7 Albuquerque Public Schools bond story

Albuquerque area voters will be asked to vote this November on a $290 million bond measure for APS. KOAT Channel 7 did a story in which they talked to APS about the real issues at some local schools and the District's mismanagement of those...