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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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No, New Mexico doesn’t need a gas tax hike

No, New Mexico doesn’t need a gas tax hike

The following appeared in the 11/27/19 edition of the Las Cruces Sun-News. As we move toward 2020 and the start of the short, 30-day legislative session, there are some who want the big-spenders in Santa Fe to raise taxes once again on hard-working New Mexicans. In...

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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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Albuquerque Voters Could Lower Their Taxes in Local Election

Albuquerque Voters Could Lower Their Taxes in Local Election

Early voting in Albuquerque's municipal elections begins Saturday. Find out where to go here. There are some very important issues on local ballots including bonds and renewal of a 1/4 cent gross receipts tax that is supposed to go for transportation, but 38% of which...

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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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Time is Right to Reform New Mexico’s Tax Code

Time is Right to Reform New Mexico’s Tax Code

New Mexico has a golden opportunity right now. The discovery of incredible oil riches in the Southeastern part of our State is not just a once-in-a-generation opportunity. Rather, it is the kind of thing that happens only rarely in the history of any state or nation....

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RGF report on UNM/NMSU sports teams generates coverage

RGF report on UNM/NMSU sports teams generates coverage

The Rio Grande Foundation earned some serious news coverage recently in its critique of the "major" college sports programs at UNM and NMSU. In taking the position that student fees and taxpayer dollars should not be diverted to prop up sports programs we put fort the...

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