Discussion Topic: Local Government

Santa Fe Tax hike for affordable housing a terrible idea

The Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association is working to get Santa Fe City Council support for a bond financing scheme to raise $2.5 million annually to provide more affordable and rental-unit housing. If successful, the association hopes to get the measure on the...

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Deregulating the Albuquerque Economy to Restore Prosperity

(Albuquerque, NM) – With the mandatory paid sick leave ballot measure rejected and a mayoral runoff looming, the Rio Grande Foundation is again pressing for policymakers to consider reforms that will improve the struggling local economy. Numerous data points...

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No need for City of Albuquerque Gas Tax

Albuquerque City Councilor Isaac Benton’s proposal to create a 2 cents-per-gallon gas tax will be voted on by the full council on June 5. If enacted, the tax would be a net negative for the city of Albuquerque. Aside from adding to an already-high local tax burden and...

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Rio Grande Foundation launches #NoABQGasTax campaign

            The Rio Grande Foundation, New Mexico’s only free market think tank, launched the #NoABQGaxTax education campaign today to inform Albuquerque residents about City Councilor Isaac Benton’s plan to impose a new tax on local motorists – a 2-cent per gallon...

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‘Soda Tax’ Unwarranted, Unworkable

ALBUQUERQUE, April 17 -- The “No Way Santa Fe” education initiative, a project of the Rio Grande Foundation, released an issue brief today that exposes the fallacies behind Mayor Javier Gonzales’s proposed tax on sugary drinks. On May 2, Santa Feans will vote on the...

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