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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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Right to Work About Economic Development

          As the head of the Rio Grande Foundation, a free market think tank that works to research and educate New Mexicans on the importance of free markets and personal liberty, I have been as involved in the debate over “right to work” as...

Gessing talks 2018 New Mexico Legislative session & what to do w/ Spaceport, RailRunner, & other government boondoggles

Rio Grande Foundation president Paul Gessing recently sat down with KRWG's Fred Martino. We discuss the Spaceport and ongoing issues there and then move on to talking about the 2018 Legislature and why voters should be so skeptical of government...

‘New Money’ won’t solve state’s problems

Lawmakers, bureaucrats, and lobbyists are salivating over the nearly $200 million in "new money" Santa Fe is slated to receive during New Mexico's next fiscal year. But while the worst of our state's fiscal crisis appears to be behind us, caution...

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

Gessing talks 2018 New Mexico Legislative session & what to do w/ Spaceport, RailRunner, & other government boondoggles

Rio Grande Foundation president Paul Gessing recently sat down with KRWG's Fred Martino. We discuss the Spaceport and ongoing issues there and then move on to talking about the 2018 Legislature and why voters should be so skeptical of government...

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...