Discussion Topic: Research

Rio Grande Foundation Releases Latest Tax-Friendliness Study

Our new study is the latest report outlining the relative tax burdens of New Mexico's top 10 cities in population. The cities are ranked in terms of most to least friendly below. Useful charts and data abound in the report itself: 1. Carlsbad 2. Hobbs 3. Clovis 4....

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What Should New Mexico do about Medicaid?

(Albuquerque) One of the most important decisions facing state policymakers in the months ahead is whether or not to expand their Medicaid programs. Under President Obama’s health care law – as originally written – known as the “Affordable Care Act” or“ObamaCare,” the...

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Rating Transparency in Higher Education

(Albuquerque) The Rio Grande Foundation, in its ongoing effort to flex New Mexico’s transparency laws, has attempted to obtain the payrolls of each of the state’s 16 institutes of higher education. Under New Mexico state law, information kept in an electronic format...

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Astounding Government Pension Illustrates Dire Need for Reform

(Albuquerque) In fits and starts during the 2011 session, the Legislature made some small efforts to address New Mexico’s out-of-control pension obligations. Unfortunately, as the Rio Grande Foundation illustrates in its new report, “New Mexico’s Amazingly Generous...

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