Taking a Look at Taxes in New Mexico!
With New Mexico’s politics trending hard left, what is a fiscally conservative think tank that focuses on New Mexico’s still-shaky economic situation to do? Quite simply, there will be more to do than ever. For starters, New Mexico’s $1.1 billion oil-generated surplus...read more
Ballots for the Albuquerque Public Schools special mail-in election are showing up in mailboxes. Voters have until Feb. 5 to mail their ballots back to ensure they are counted. Voters should beware that they will be asked to vote on a major property tax increase this...read more
Ballots for the Albuquerque Public Schools property tax hike are in the mail: RGF president Paul Gessing sat down with KOB TV to discuss
RGF president Paul Gessing sat down with KOB TV to discuss the tax increase for Albuquerque Public Schools. Ballots are in the mail.read more
After eight years of Republican Gov. Susana Martinez in office, what is her legacy? She was the first Latina governor in America soon to be followed by Michelle Lujan-Grisham who will be the 2nd Latina to hold that position. By itself, this is an important legacy for...read more
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A Numbers-Driven Look at Susana Martinez’ Legacy: How Does She Stack Up Compared to Johnson & Richardson?
(Albuquerque, NM) – Susana Martinez is in her final weeks of office. A lot has happened during the last eight years involving New Mexico’s economy some of which Martinez controlled and some of which she didn’t. New Mexico started out recovering from the Great...read more
If you have followed the Rio Grande Foundation over the years, you may know that we have repeatedly expressed concerns about taxpayer-financed lobbying for higher taxes. See past articles here and here. Now, Albuquerque Public Schools has spent $25,000 (in addition to...read more
COMMENTARY: The Rio Grande Foundation is a nonpartisan organization, but like so many other New Mexicans we followed the recent election closely and were surprised by the “blue tsunami” that hit our state. As a policy-driven organization, we look forward, not back....read more
Rio Grande Foundation president Paul Gessing recently sat down with Ryan Laughlin of KOB-4 about the New Mexico budget situation and rapidly-changing oil prices:read more
There has been tremendous interest in the APS decision to ask voters for a 19% tax increase. RGF president Paul Gessing sat down with Madeline Schmitt of KRQE Channel 13 to discuss the issue.read more
RGF president Paul Gessing attended the APS board meeting at which the tax hike was placed on the ballot (and spoke against the tax hike). This would be a 19% tax hike in APS' share of property taxes. Gessing spoke to KOB TV Channel 4 and that interview is below:...read more
With renewal of a gross receipts tax on the ballot in several northern New Mexico counties (Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos) to fund the Rail Runner and related services, the Rio Grande Foundation requested updated annual ridership information. After years...read more