Taking a Look at New Mexico's RailRunner!

Reports of Rail Runner’s success greatly exaggerated

Gov. Bill Richardson has been touring New Mexico touting the "success" of the taxpayer-financed Rail Runner commuter train. Recently, he has promoted the idea of transforming the train from a regional, commuter rail system operating between Santa Fe and the southern...

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The Issue is Higher Taxes, Not The Rail Runner

If you haven’t traveled between Santa Fe and Albuquerque recently along I-25, you may not be aware that the Rail Runner – Governor Richardson’s commuter rail train from Santa Fe through Albuquerque to Belen – is progressing rapidly. Tracks are being laid in hopes of...

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Richardson’s Santa Fe Line

Bill Richardson has done a lot of things since becoming governor more than four years ago, including cut taxes. But what he hasn't done is earn his stripes as a "fiscal conservative." That may surprise those who follow the Democrat's presidential campaign. But there...

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Public Rail is Off Track

The taxpayer outcry against Mayor Martin Chavez's proposed $270 million streetcar project succeeded in getting the City Council to come to its senses. Now it is time to turn our attention to broader questions of transportation planning. The Mid-Region Council of...

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Income Tax Cut Worked, so Why Stop?

The Wall Street Journal recently praised Democrats — including New Mexico's own Bill Richardson — for cutting income taxes. Indeed, with neighboring Arizona and Oklahoma (states with Democrats in the role of chief executive) having enacted significant income tax cuts...

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