Rio Grande Foundation Tipping Point Radio Show

130 Oil, Ozone, Property Rights and Trump

130 Oil, Ozone, Property Rights and Trump

On this week's discussion podcast, Paul shares details about his recent trip to Carlsbad for the Mayor's Energy Conference including an appearance from former Gov. Susana Martinez as well as a talk by Gov. Lujan-Grisham. Paul and Wally briefly discuss the drastic...

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129 Albuquerque Democracy Dollars

129 Albuquerque Democracy Dollars

Paul interviews local activist and attorney Pat Rogers about the "Democracy Dollars" ballot measure that will be on City of Albuquerque ballots this fall. What does the proposal claim to do? What are the problems with this new source of public campaign financing? Who...

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128 Bernalillo County Lawsuit and Taxes, Taxes, Taxes

128 Bernalillo County Lawsuit and Taxes, Taxes, Taxes

On this week's discussion episode, Paul and Wally discuss the Foundation's lawsuit against Bernalillo County over public records relating to the recently-passed paid time off ordinance. In an opinion piece published in the Albuquerque Journal, the Foundation also...

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126 Oil Revenue, Railyard, ETA and more

126 Oil Revenue, Railyard, ETA and more

New Mexico revenues confirmed to be at all-time high thanks to oil/gas boom with $907 million of "new" money available for the Legislature to spend in 2020. A new permanent fund has been proposed as a destination for those dollars. Is that a good idea? Paul and Wally...

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124 Awkward Situations

124 Awkward Situations

Mandatory paid leave passes the Bernalillo County Commission with some small changes. What did the Commission do and did they improve the final ordinance or is it still full of problems? Also, the City of Albuquerque is already considering adopting its own paid leave...

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123 Philip Ord – Americans for Nuclear Energy

123 Philip Ord – Americans for Nuclear Energy

On this podcast, Paul interviews Philip Ord, President of Americans for Nuclear Energy. The group advocates and educates on behalf of nuclear power in the United States. New Mexico is a "nuclear" state as the home of the A-bomb and two national nuclear labs. Storage...

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122 Media Complicity in Spreading Disinformation

122 Media Complicity in Spreading Disinformation

Most studies say vaping is far healthier than cigarette smoking, but a local filmmaker working with high school students called it "more detrimental than being addicted to cigarettes." This story highlights both factual ignorance and the media's complicity in...

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121 Len Gilroy – Public Pension Reform in New Mexico

121 Len Gilroy – Public Pension Reform in New Mexico

On this week's interview, Paul Gessing interviews Len Gilroy of the Reason Foundation. Len is an expert on public employee pension issues and New Mexico has plenty of them. You can read more about Reason's analysis of New Mexico's pension issues here and here. Also,...

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120 Public Safety Audit, Sick Leave, Pension Changes

120 Public Safety Audit, Sick Leave, Pension Changes

On this week's conversation, Paul recently sat down with KOAT to discuss an audit of the 2004 public safety tax that the City of Albuquerque has had in place for 15 years. Citizens were supposed to serve a real oversight role, but is one of several ways in which the...

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