Discussion Topic: Tax & Budget

New Mexico Liberals’ Tax Hypocrisy

A version of the op-ed below ran in The Los Alamos Monitor on March 12. What makes a tax "good" or "bad?" Fairness is often in the eye of the beholder. Should the wealthy pay more, as a percentage of their income? If so, a tax is said to be "progressive," with the...

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Medicaid Reform Can Save New Mexico

Recently, U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan-Grisham joined supporters of Obamacare in protesting the possibility that President Donald Trump will repeal or dramatically alter the law. She is not alone. Liberals are hoping to defend Obamacare, despite public-opinion polls,...

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RGF appears on KOB TV to discuss procurement/budget savings

RGF is always looking for ways to reduce state spending and make government more efficient and transparent. The organization's president Paul Gessing appeared on KOB TV Channel 4 to discuss how procurement reforms and enhanced competition could save money during tough...

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Has New Mexico Really Gone ‘Red’ Under Gov. Martinez?

A version of this op-ed ran in the Albuquerque Journal on January 30, 2017. Herbert Hoover. The name is synonymous with indifferent right-wingery in the face of desperate need for “progressive” change. Earlier this month, Alan Weber, who in 2014 failed to secure the...

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Maximizing the 2017 Legislative Session

New Mexico’s challenges keep getting more formidable. As bad as the current budget situation is, the tide of Medicaid costs coming at us due to the program’s expansion under ObamaCare is going to make balancing the budget even more challenging in the next few years....

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Las Cruces TV interview: Preview of 2017 legislative session

Paul Gessing was recently in Las Cruces and sat down with Fred Martino of KRWG TV to discuss some of the issues that Rio Grande Foundation is working on and some of the issues facing our State in the 2017 legislative session. The interview is about 15 minutes and can...

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