New Mexico's Top Issues

Other counties could benefit from Sandoval County’s lead

For years, New Mexicans have watched liberal politicians in New Mexico’s Legislature stand in the way of economic reform. Right to work, school choice, tax reform and repeal of our state’s “prevailing wage” law are just some of the economically impactful policy...

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Film subsidy expansion would drain state’s coffers

Strong growth in the oil patch has given New Mexico’s legislators a little “new money” to spend. There is no shortage of ways that our Legislature has cooked up in order to spend it, but perhaps the worst idea of them all is to eliminate the $50 million cap on annual...

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Right to Work About Economic Development

          As the head of the Rio Grande Foundation, a free market think tank that works to research and educate New Mexicans on the importance of free markets and personal liberty, I have been as involved in the debate over “right to work” as anyone in our State....

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‘New Money’ won’t solve state’s problems

Lawmakers, bureaucrats, and lobbyists are salivating over the nearly $200 million in "new money" Santa Fe is slated to receive during New Mexico's next fiscal year. But while the worst of our state's fiscal crisis appears to be behind us, caution is called for -- not...

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New Mexico 3rd least free state in US

If you boiled the work of the Rio Grande Foundation down to two words, those words would be "Economic Freedom." The free market think tank Fraser Institute just came out with the latest edition of its Economic Freedom of North America 2017 report which (in its full...

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Net neutrality under Title II was far from ‘neutral’

Despite the outcry from the political left, Chairman Ajit Pai and the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to end Title II regulation of the internet is the right move for individuals of all political stripes looking to create and share content on the...

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New Mexico K-12 Spending Sorely Lacking Transparency

When it comes to understanding and holding government accountable, the first requirement is transparency. The Rio Grande Foundation has been researching and analyzing government in New Mexico for a long time and has thus been among the State’s strongest supporters of...

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