Rio Grande Foundation Audios

069 Trent England and Electoral College

Paul Gessing sits down with Trent England to discuss efforts in the New Mexico Legislature to make New Mexico nearly irrelevant in US presidential elections. Paul and also discuss minimum wages and Trent's "bird's eye view" of the minimum wage hikes that happened in...

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068 APS Official -RGF is “Faux Think Tank”

Paul and Wally give one more quick recap of the APS tax hike vote. Specifically, the APS bureaucracy has attacked the Rio Grande Foundation. What does it all mean? With everything else going on, the Foundation had an op-ed on Albuquerque's proposed plastic ban. Paul...

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067 Dr. Edward Timmons – Barriers to Work in New Mexico

Paul and Wally give a short update on the results and the Albuquerque Public School mil levy and bond election and what it may mean for future policy and elections. Paul then talks with Edward Timmons, PhD of the Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation...

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On episode 66 of Tipping Point New Mexico Paul and Wally discuss the APS tax vote which will be concluded on Tuesday. If people still haven't voted, they can do so by dropping their ballot off at the Bernalillo County Clerk's Office. One notable special interest group...

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SP2 Ken Starr at RGF Luncheon

Rio Grande Foundation's Albuquerque Luncheon with Former Independent Counsel Ken Starr on January 23, 2019. Ken talks about topics related to his book, Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation.

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065 Interview with Kenneth Starr

Paul and Wally have a very special opportunity to sit down with former independent council Kenneth Starr. Starr was the speaker at an RGF luncheon later that day. Paul and Wally ask Starr about his personal background and political philosophy in addition to the...

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064 Right to Work, APS Issues and Lottery Scholarship

On this week's episode Paul and Wally discuss legislation (HB 85) being put forth by Rep. Damon Ely to both stop local governments from adopting Right to Work ordinances and to allow forced union membership. Wally and Paul discuss issues with the bill and how it would...

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063 Carol Wight Battles for Restaurants

Paul and Wally sit down with Carol Wight of the New Mexico Restaurant Association. Her organization represents the restaurant industry across New Mexico. Carol explains that her industry is battling big-government across New Mexico including mandatory paid sick leave...

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062 Education Policy, Tax Hikes and Spending

On this week's podcast Paul and Wally start out with a discussion of education policy. First and foremost they discuss a state education rating that does not consider spending an inherent good that also includes poverty and ethnic backgrounds in the overall ratings....

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061 John Foreman NM Assoc. of Non-Public Schools

On this week's interview show Paul Gessing interviews John Foreman of the New Mexico Association of non-public Schools. Paul and John discuss the important role filled by non-public schools in New Mexico. They focus significant attention on the recent ruling of New...

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060 Plastic Bag Ban, APS Tax Hike and More

On this week's podcast Paul and Wally discuss the prospects for a plastic bag and straw ban being put forth in the City of Albuquerque. Will such steps improve the environment? What has happened other places around New Mexico where they've been considered? The Rio...

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059 Conversation with Rep. Moe Maestas

With Democrats in firm control of the levers of power in New Mexico's Legislature and the executive branch, Paul interviews Representative Antonio "Moe" Maestas who represents a portion of Albuquerque's West Side. Maestas, a Democrat, is among the longest tenured...

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