If you have followed the Rio Grande Foundation over the years, you may know that we have repeatedly expressed concerns about taxpayer-financed lobbying for higher taxes. See past articles here and here. Now, Albuquerque Public Schools has spent $25,000 (in addition to the $1,000,000 to hold the election itself) to “educate the voters on the “need” for a 19% property tax increase to fund new school construction and other capital projects.
Ballots will be mailed out in early January with the final tally on February 5, 2019.
The story is below. RGF president Paul Gessing is interviewed toward the end.