Discussion Topic: Legislature

What RGF will be working on in the 2020 Session

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 simply will not be put...

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Stadiums should rely on private funding

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 United’s success,...

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Santa Fe Spending Binge Kicks Into High Gear

Santa Fe Spending Binge Kicks Into High Gear

The Legislative Finance Committee has published the requests of New Mexico government agencies for FY 2021. Last year the Legislature increased general fund spending by a robust 12 percent, but with oil production growing rapidly and prices per-barrel holding stable,...

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No Need for New Permanent Fund in New Mexico

No Need for New Permanent Fund in New Mexico

The following appeared in the Las Cruces Sun-News on September 15. While there are a number of bad ideas being put forth in Santa Fe to use a portion of the oil and gas surplus, the idea of creating a new permanent fund Budget analysts in New Mexico expect the...

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NM spends 2nd most in nation on higher education ALREADY

NM spends 2nd most in nation on higher education ALREADY

With Gov. Lujan-Grisham having proposed "free" college, it is worth noting that New Mexico already spends more per $1,000 of personal income than any other state in the nation beside Wyoming. What results have those dollars generated? Will "free" college make a big...

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