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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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‘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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Why target sugary drinks for such extreme taxes?

The Rio Grande Foundation has long advocated for lowering New Mexico's tax on beer (the excise tax on beer is 41 cents/gallon, among the nation's highest). The RGF supported lowering the tax to 8 cents/gallon and opposed recent efforts to raise the tax. The point is,...

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Springtime for RTW Job Growth

The Foundation is tracking announcements of expansions, relocations, and greenfield investments published on Area Development's website. Founded in 1965, the publication "is considered the leading executive magazine covering corporate site selection and relocation. …...

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Experiences from Other States Show Merit of Dental Therapy

ALBUQUERQUE — With Santa Fe deeply divided between a Democrat-controlled legislature and a Republican-led executive branch, the potential for stagnation and stalemate is high as lawmakers convene for the 2017 session. One issue that has generated support from across...

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A Chilly Month for Forced-Unionism Job Creation

The Foundation is tracking announcements of expansions, relocations, and greenfield investments published on Area Development's website. Founded in 1965, the publication "is considered the leading executive magazine covering corporate site selection and relocation. …...

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