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Riding the Rails to Financial Disaster!
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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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Fixing this new federal rule would mean more jobs for NM

What if you had a new, popular technology that was creating hundreds of new jobs for New Mexicans in this economically-challenging time? What if, at the same time, this technology was replacing an old, more harmful product that had been detrimental...
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You can’t drown New Mexico’s Bureaucracy in a bathtub

New Mexico’s Legislative Finance Committee recently issued a report that, to the casual observer, might make indicated that the state bureaucracy in the Land of Enchantment has been “cut to the bone” due to recent budget issues. It may be true as...
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Vote Local and for Economic Growth this Election

The Clinton vs. Trump morass seems to have sucked all of the oxygen out of the 2016 election. New Mexico is not identified as a “swing state” worthy of too much time and attention from either major candidate, so in a sense we are lucky enough to...
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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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Duel in the Desert Debate Video

The video of last night’s “Duel in the Desert” debate between myself and former gubernatorial candidate Alan Webber is now up: 9-8-14 Duel in Desert: Paul Gessing and Alan Webber debate the New Mexico Economy (moderated by Gene...
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