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Higher Taxes … the Last Thing New Mexico Needs!
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New Mexico’s Extraction Industries … What Next?

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Rio Grande Foundation Releases “Freedom Index” Legislative Tracking Tool for 2017 Session

(Albuquerque) The New Mexico Legislature’s “long” 60-day session begins today with ascendant Democrat majorities in both houses. While some of the faces may be different in Santa Fe, the Rio Grande Foundation will again be keeping an eye on…

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Experiences from Other States Show Merit of Dental Therapy

ALBUQUERQUE — With Santa Fe deeply divided between a Democrat-controlled legislature and a Republican-led executive branch, the potential for stagnation and stalemate is high as lawmakers convene for the 2017 session. One issue that has generated…

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A Chilly Month for Forced-Unionism Job Creation

The Foundation is tracking announcements of expansions, relocations, and greenfield investments published on Area Development‘s website. Founded in 1965, the publication “is considered the leading executive magazine covering corporate…

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The Rio Grande Foundation is a research institute dedicated to increasing liberty and prosperity for all of New Mexico’s citizens. We do this by informing New Mexicans of the importance of individual freedom, limited government and economic opportunity.


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Rio Grande Foundation Videos

Las Cruces TV interview: Preview of 2017 legislative session

Paul Gessing was recently in Las Cruces and sat down with Fred Martino of KRWG TV to discuss some of the issues that Rio Grande Foundation is working on and some of the issues facing our State in the 2017 legislative session. The interview is about...
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Accidental Criminals: Why New Mexico Needs Mens Rea (criminal intent) Reform

(Albuquerque) New Mexico could make significant improvements to its criminal justice system by embracing a common-law principle called mens rea. A new Rio Grande Foundation paper describes in detail why the New Mexico Legislature should embrace the...
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The Liberty Movement and New Mexico

Recently, Rio Grande Foundation president Paul Gessing sat down with Fred Martino of KRWG-TV in Las Cruces. Unlike most television appearances, Gessing was not being called upon to debate a liberal on issues of limited government in New Mexico....
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