Rio Grande Foundation

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We are building a New Mexico where liberty, opportunity, and prosperity flourish.

The mission of the Rio Grande Foundation is to increase liberty and prosperity for all of New Mexico by informing citizens of the importance of individual freedom, limited government, and economic opportunity.

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Tipping Point New Mexico

Tipping Point New Mexico is the official podcast of the Rio Grande Foundation that addresses public policy issues facing New Mexico, hosted by Paul Gessing, President of the Rio Grande Foundation, and Wally Drangmeister.

475 Preston Cooper – Return on Investment of a College Education Tipping Point New Mexico

On this week’s show Paul talks to Preston Cooper about his new research on the Return on Investment (ROI) of a college education and the new report he has written which ranks US states by the ROI of their higher education systems. Cooper is a researcher working on higher education issues for the The Foundation for Research on Equal … Continue reading "475 Preston Cooper – Return on Investment of a College Education" The post 475 Preston Cooper – Return on Investment of a College Education appeared first on Tipping Point New Mexico.
  1. 475 Preston Cooper – Return on Investment of a College Education
  2. 474 Administration Departures, School Choice Week and Bills, Tax Hike Proposed, NM Wealth Gap
  3. 473 Drew Johnson – Election Laws, Government Waste, and Nevada Politics
  4. 472 Anti-Donation and Free Speech, Bills to Watch, EV Fail, Medicaid Problems and more

Errors of Enchantment

Errors of Enchantment is the official blog of the Rio Grande Foundation that addresses public policy issues facing New Mexico.

  • by Paul Gessing
    We have already expressed our reservations about the New Mexico Legislature’s “favorite” consultant PFM and their recommendations. But, in yet another recent Albuquerque Journal article we (and the Legislature) are told again that if New Mexico’s oil and gas industry “go bust” the State will face dire budgetary and economic conditions. New Mexico is indeed […]
  • by Paul Gessing
    Several members of the Lujan Grisham Administration have departed recently in the midst of the legislative session. Paul and Wally discuss some of the more notable departures. RGF recently released a study about the medical provider shortage.  Last week was School Choice week. Bills have been introduced on both the Democrat and Republican sides of the aisle to […]
  • by Paul Gessing
    Anyone who follows New Mexico’s budget and politics is well aware that the State is going through an incredible oil boom. As can be seen in the chart below from the Financial Times, New Mexico now produces more oil than the entire nation of Mexico. This is a testament the American ingenuity, but it is […]
  • by Paul Gessing
    Most New Mexicans are at least vaguely aware of the outsize impact the State’s oil and gas industry has on the State’s economy. A new report from the Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University called “State of New Mexico County-Level Revenue & Expenditure Analysis, 2015-2021″ highlights that economic impact by examining revenues and expenditures […]

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