New Mexico's Top Issues

‘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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Santa Fe Tax hike for affordable housing a terrible idea

The Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association is working to get Santa Fe City Council support for a bond financing scheme to raise $2.5 million annually to provide more affordable and rental-unit housing. If successful, the association hopes to get the measure on the...

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Time’s up for Spaceport America

The irrational belief that a bad investment will, one day, pay off, if we just hold on a little longer, has led to plenty of sorrow in the private sector. In the public sector, though, it’s taxpayers who are victimized when bureaucrats and elected officials refuse to...

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