Rio Grande Foundation Audios

051 Update on the Oil and Gas Industry in New Mexico

Paul and Dowd talk to New Mexico Oil and Gas Association spokesman Robert McEntyre about the latest news from his industry. Specific topics include the recently-abandoned Sandoval County ordinance and how that compared with Colorado Prop 112 which would have ended the...

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050 APS Property Tax Increase, Right to Work and More

On this week's podcast, Dowd and Paul briefly acknowledge the passing of the 50th episode milestone of Tipping Point New Mexico. Then they run through a litany of reasons why voters should be concerned about Albuquerque Public Schools' request for a 19% property tax...

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049 The Impact of PNM’s plans on New Mexico

Paul and Dowd sit down with attorney and utility expert Germaine Chappelle. Germaine is working with various stakeholders in the Four Corners area regarding Public Service Company's plans to shut down the San Juan Generating Station and foist both the "stranded costs"...

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048 Legislative Session 2019, ART Buses and More

Paul and Dowd discuss some questions that Paul raised in a recent piece about the upcoming 2019 legislative session. With Republicans largely on the sidelines how will debates over spending, tapping the permanent fund, and marijuana legalization work out? Are...

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047 Thanksgiving reflections on life and policy in New Mexico

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Paul and Dowd discuss what they are thankful for as citizens and residents of New Mexico. They examine some of the wonderful benefits of living here and even address some New Mexico public policy items for which they are thankful. Happy...

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046 Dean Stansel and the Economic Freedom of North America

Paul and Dowd have a lively discussion with Dean Stansel. Dean is a research associate professor at the O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom at Southern Methodist University. He is the is primary author of the Economic Freedom of North America 2018. This...

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044 New Mexico’s Blue Wave – Election Analysis

A Democratic Party blue wave swept through New Mexico's 2018 elections. Paul, Dowd and Wally analyze what happened and what it may mean for New Mexico public policy in coming years. The "election analysis team" also takes a look at how their election predictions fared...

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043 News, ART and Election Predictions

Paul and Dowd go over the news of the week including the announcement that the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project is on hold due to problems with the electric busses.  And don't miss election predictions from Paul, Dowd and Wally.

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042 Romance of the Rails with Randal O’Toole

Dowd and Paul interview transportation expert Randal O'Toole. Randal has visited New Mexico multiple times to speak to Rio Grande Foundation audiences. He has a new book called "Romance of the Rails" which gives an excellent history of passenger rail and mass transit...

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041 Best and Worst Campaign Rhetoric from New Mexico 2018

Paul and Dowd are going to be hard at work on election night covering the election returns and providing analysis of the results. Paul will be on KSFR 101.1FM, the NPR station in Santa Fe covering the returns from 8 to 11 pm alongside a diverse array of panelists....

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