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RGF recent radio appearances

This has been a big week for the Rio Grande Foundation on the air. Paul recently sat down with Bob Clark of KKOB 96.3FM. You can find that show here. Bob and Paul discuss numerous topics from the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her legacy as well as well as...

Like the State, New Mexico’s big cities have elevated unemployment rates

The Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks unemployment rates for certain cities across the nation. With the outbreak of COVID 19 in March, unemployment rates across the nation (and the Southwest region) spiked. Four New Mexico cities are included in the report...

New Mexico Should Not Cut Programming At Corrections Facilities

As the country begins to re-open and we assess what the future will look like post-pandemic, states will have to take a hard look at where to allocate funds knowing there will undoubtedly be budget concerns for the foreseeable future. While budget cuts are imminent,...

RGF president Paul Gessing discusses Albuquerque Police on KOB Channel 4

The Rio Grande Foundation is avowedly NOT an expert on the nitty-gritty of policing, BUT when asked about the general role of what a new police chief for New Mexico's largest city should do, we definitely have a perspective. We shared that with KOB TV Channel 4. 1)...

Support the Rio Grande Foundation through AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the Rio Grande Foundation.

Errors of Enchantment

The official blog of the Rio Grande Foundation.

Tipping Point New Mexico

The official podcast of the Rio Grande Foundation.

2020 Freedom Index

The 2020 Freedom Index Results are out! How did your legislators fare on freedom?

Taxpayer Protection Pledge

In an effort to protect taxpayers in the aftermath of the global Coronavirus pandemic, the Rio Grande Foundation sent a letter to candidates for legislative offices requesting they sign the Economic Downturn Taxpayer Protection Pledge.

We are building a New Mexico where liberty, opportunity, and prosperity flourish.

The mission of the Rio Grande Foundation is to increase liberty and prosperity for all of New Mexico by informing citizens of the importance of individual freedom, limited government, and economic opportunity.