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Riding the Rails to Financial Disaster!
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Albuquerque Needs a New Bus Stop (Strategy)!
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Self-Sustaining When? Heaven Only Knows!
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Why is Hollywood Panhandling in New Mexico?
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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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New Mexico K-12 Spending Sorely Lacking Transparency

When it comes to understanding and holding government accountable, the first requirement is transparency. The Rio Grande Foundation has been researching and analyzing government in New Mexico for a long time and has thus been among the State’s...

RGF’s Paul Gessing comments on Bernalillo County spending for investigations of employees

The Rio Grande Foundation is always concerned with government's propensity to spend money unnecessarily. So, when KOB-TV asked for comment on Bernalillo County using private investigators to track government workers suspected of not doing their...

NM isn’t getting Amazon, but we can become more attractive for new businesses

The global ecommerce giant’s search for a second headquarters has the economic development profession in a tizzy. The fact that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was born in Albuquerque has further driven hopes up among many New Mexicans that somehow, some...

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

RGF’s Paul Gessing comments on Bernalillo County spending for investigations of employees

The Rio Grande Foundation is always concerned with government's propensity to spend money unnecessarily. So, when KOB-TV asked for comment on Bernalillo County using private investigators to track government workers suspected of not doing their...

Creative ideas for early-voting cost savings at Bernalillo County

Early voting is not cheap, especially in Bernalillo County where space must be found and rented each election cycle. KOB-TV asked the Rio Grande Foundation to comment for a story on the...

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...