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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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The EPA’s Shocking Power Grab in New Mexico

The Washington, DC-based Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) and the New Mexico-based Rio Grande Foundation have released a new report on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s)rampant abuse of power in enforcing the “Regional Haze Provision” of the federal...

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K-12 Spending in New Mexico: More Spending for Poor Results

With the Legislature facing a budget deficit during the current legislative session and K-12 education facing at least minor cuts, many in the education establishment are saying that education spending is declining or that the schools have been “cut to the bone.” In...

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2,000 New Mexicans Have Spoken: Cut Bloated Spending!

Recently, the Rio Grande Foundation published a policy paper outlining more than $280 million in specific spending cuts designed to help Governor Martinez and legislators close New Mexico’s budget deficit. Then, throughout December, we gave average New Mexicans a...

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