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The mission of the Rio Grande Foundation is to increase liberty and prosperity for all of New Mexico by informing citizens of the importance of individual freedom, limited government, and economic opportunity.

Rio Grande Foundation’s Perspective

Stars have aligned for needed pension reform

The following appeared in the Santa Fe New Mexican on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Over the last few weeks leading up to the 2020 legislative session, an all too rare alignment has occurred in New Mexico—the Governor, legislators from both parties,...

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...

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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...

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