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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…

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Come up with a better alternative, Mr. Terrazas

The Rio Grande Foundation has clear and specific views on economic policy. We support concepts like “right to work,” school choice, and others that reduce government’s role in the economy and in picking winners and losers. There are valid critiques…

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Gov. Martinez was Right to Wield Veto Pen

There has been a lot of criticism of Gov. Martinez in the wake of her use of the veto pen in the wake of the 2017 legislative session. Tough economic times are not fun and New Mexico (unlike most other states in the union) remains in the midst of tough times….

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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…

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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….

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