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Rio Grande Foundation sues Santa Fe over campaign donor list ordinance

On June 26, 2017 the Rio Grande Foundation sued the City of Santa Fe over its anti-free speech campaign finance rules. Channel 4 KOB covered the press release and the Albuquerque Journal also covered the…

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A secretary of state power grab on nonprofit privacy

The following appeared in the Santa Fe New Mexican on July 12, 2017. We all know how a bill becomes a law, right? A lawmaker writes a bill, the Legislature passes it, and then the governor signs it. At least, that’s what the New Mexico Constitution…

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Rio Grande Foundation President Paul Gessing Comments on SoS “Disclosure” Proposal Regulations

Albuquerque, NM – The Rio Grande Foundation has submitted comments to New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver in opposition to proposed new regulations aimed at forcing charitable non-profits – like the 501(C)(3) – Rio Grande…

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Rio Grande Foundation sues Santa Fe over campaign donor list ordinance

On June 26, 2017 the Rio Grande Foundation sued the City of Santa Fe over its anti-free speech campaign finance rules. Channel 4 KOB covered the press release and the Albuquerque Journal also covered the...
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RGF weighs in on reimposing grocery tax as part of tax reform on KOAT TV

Tax reform will be on the agenda for the special legislative session set to begin on May 24. The Rio Grande Foundation supports policies that will result in lower tax rates and fewer loopholes. To be clear, we don’t support ANY further...
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Is Albuquerque Public Schools Really Cut to the Bone?

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