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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?

New Mexico’s Top Issues

Come up with a better alternative, Mr. Terrazas

The Rio Grande Foundation has clear and specific views on economic policy. We support concepts like “right to work,” school choice, and others that reduce government’s role in the economy and in picking winners and losers. There…

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Gov. Martinez was Right to Wield Veto Pen

There has been a lot of criticism of Gov. Martinez in the wake of her use of the veto pen in the wake of the 2017 legislative session. Tough economic times are not fun and New Mexico (unlike most other states in the union) remains in the midst of…

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Albuquerque Public Schools Cuts Middle School Athletics, while Per-Pupil Spending Outpaces Nation/Other NM Districts

UPDATE: The original chart displayed in this post contained data that made APS’ spending look even more out of line with spending in other school districts. This is because of a discrepancy over total spending vs. operational spending.. APS…

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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

New “No Way” video outlines issues with Santa Fe soda tax

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RGF weighs in on proposed Santa Fe soda tax on KOB TV

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Is addressing the “tax gap” an easy way for New Mexico to generate more tax dollars?

I sat down with KOB TV to discuss the gap between taxes owed in New Mexico and taxes actually collected. This is based on a report from the Legislative Finance Committee which claimed that New Mexico is missing out on nearly $600 million in tax...
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