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Deregulating the Albuquerque Economy to Restore Prosperity

(Albuquerque, NM) – With the mandatory paid sick leave ballot measure rejected and a mayoral runoff looming, the Rio Grande Foundation is again pressing for policymakers to consider reforms that will improve the struggling local economy. Numerous data points…

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Vaping technology could improve health, cut costs

When it comes to the percentage of its population on Medicaid, New Mexico is at the top of the heap. An astonishing 44 percent of our state’s population is on Medicaid. This is a costly situation for taxpayers in the other 49 states who pick up nearly $5 billion of…

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Time for Santa Feans to reject another tax hike

Santa Feans, this time the entire county, will soon be asked to vote on higher taxes (“County GRT vote quietly approaches,” Aug. 27). Wisely, city residents overwhelmingly rejected the costly and unfair sugary-drinks tax back in May, but that doesn’t mean that the…

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Eddy County tax hike uncalled for

The following article appeared recently in the Carlsbad and Artesia newspapers. Citizens of one of New Mexico’s most conservative counties, Eddy, will vote in a mail-in election “on” September 26. At issue are two 1/8th cent tax hikes that had been passed by the…

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Rio Grande Foundation Luncheon event: “Are We Rome?”

  Lawrence Reed Wonders “Are We Rome?” at Rio Grande Foundation Luncheon Click here to register online. Monumental sums for bailouts. Staggering increases in public debt. Concentration of power in the central government. A mad scramble by interest…

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School choice needed for education progress in New Mexico

It’s back to school time in New Mexico. But throughout the summer three big education-related headlines have framed education policy issues that will impact our school children this year and for years to come. The recently-completed court hearing as to whether New…

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A secretary of state power grab on nonprofit privacy

The following appeared in the Santa Fe New Mexican on July 12, 2017. We all know how a bill becomes a law, right? A lawmaker writes a bill, the Legislature passes it, and then the governor signs it. At least, that’s what the New Mexico Constitution says….

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