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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.

Rio Grande Foundation’s Perspective

Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Would Further Divide New Mexicans

When Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the formation of two tax advisory committees in the fall, she said they would “study the state’s tax system and recommend changes to ensure fairness, efficiency and equity.” Legislation to create an...

Spaceport Claims Don’t Add Up

The following appeared in the Las Cruces Sun-News on February 12, 2020. A study released recently by the consulting firm Moss Adams made headlines with the rather implausible claim that Spaceport America began producing net economic and fiscal...

RGF and KOAT Channel 7 question City Councilor’s costly family vacation on taxpayer dime

In case you missed the story which appeared after the Academy Awards show on KOAT Channel 7, check it out here. The gist of the situation is that Albuquerque City Councilor Klarissa Peña took a very expensive trip with her family to the East Coast...

Top Issues

In the News

RGF’s Paul Gessing sits down to discuss the session w/ Patrick Hayes for Eye on New Mexico

This story was aired on February 2nd, 2020. Paul shares the Rio Grande Foundation's perspective on the New Mexico Legislature.

Gov. sets out ambitious 2020 legislative agenda (RGF responds in KOAT 7 Story)

In the wake of 2019's disastrous legislative session, 2020's 30-day session has the potential to be a return to sanity. But, as this KOAT Channel 7 story notes, Gov. Lujan Grisham has outlined an ambitious agenda. The Foundation was given an...

Webinar: the importance of restraining state spending, NM vs CO

RGF president Paul Gessing recently gave a webinar (lasting 20 minutes with 30 minutes left for questions) for the Freedom Hub Working group. The discussion centered around comparing New Mexico and Colorado from the perspective of government...

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