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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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Fire “Fee” Increases Just Another Hidden Tax

Fire “Fee” Increases Just Another Hidden Tax

Another day, another tax on small businesses passed by the City of Albuquerque. Don’t be surprised if you haven’t heard of this one- the tax increase came disguised as something called a “Fire and Life Safety Fee.” With such a dramatic name, you would think this Fee...

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The following appeared at KRWG.org on August 29, 2019. Like all New Mexicans, we at the Rio Grande Foundation want to see an improved K-12 system in place. I have two daughters in traditional public school. While concerned about the quick turnover at the top of the...

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Speaker Series: Christina Sandefur, Goldwater Institute

Speaker Series: Christina Sandefur, Goldwater Institute

Cornerstone of Liberty: the state of private property rights in America today In coordination with the New Mexico Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society and Chapter President Emil J. Kiehne, the Rio Grande Foundation is proud to host Christina Sandefur of the...

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What’s wrong with the ETA?

What’s wrong with the ETA?

The following appeared in the Santa Fe New Mexican on August 3, 2019. More details on Mr. Costello can be found here. I have written and studied electricity markets and regulations for almost 40 years. As a New Mexico resident, I have some deep concerns about the...

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