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Pre-K programs no match for improved teachers

The Catholic archbishops of New Mexico have become the leading advocates of increasing the money taken out of the state’s “Permanent Fund” in an effort to create a variety of early childhood programs, including “pre-K.” This has been a controversial issue in the...

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This article appeared in ABQ Biz First on Monday, March 5, 2018. Albuquerque’s City Council will soon vote on yet another gross receipts tax (GRT) hike. If adopted, the rate will have risen from 5.8125 percent to 7.875 percent, a nearly 52 percent increase, since...

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What Janus v. AFSCME means for New Mexico

It's as if the New Mexico Legislature were an appetizer or side show. Multiple tax hikes are being considered by local governments while "right to work" is also moving forward across New Mexico. And, perhaps the most important US Supreme Court case in many moons is...

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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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