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New Mexico state employee files lawsuit against AFSCME and State for constitutional violations

PRESS RELEASE from the LIBERTY JUSTICE CENTER and RIO GRANDE FOUNDATION MEDIA CONTACTS: Kristen Williamson kwilliamson@libertyjusticecenter.org or 773-809-4403 Paul Gessing pgessing@riograndefoundation.org or 505-264-6090 ALBUQUERQUE, NM (Dec. 10,...

RGF president Paul Gessing talks licensing reform with Cato Institute Daily Podcast

Followers of this space are likely aware that Gov. Susana Martinez recently signed an innovative executive order reforming occupational licensing. RGF President Paul Gessing recently sat down with Caleb Brown with the Cato Daily Podcast to discuss...

Following ‘blue tsunami,’ what’s next for NM’s free-market movement?

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...

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RGF discusses New Mexico budget surplus & volatile oil & gas on KOB 4 TV

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:

RGF president Paul Gessing discusses APS proposed property tax hike with KRQE Channel 13

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.  

No rest for RGF after 2018 election: Albuquerque Public Schools wants more of your money

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...