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Higher Taxes ... the Last Thing New Mexico Needs!
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New Mexico’s Top Issues

UNM/NMSU Sports: Reliant on Student Fees, in Need of Re-prioritization/Alignment with University Missions

After initially suggesting a 4 percent tuition increase was needed, The University of New Mexico’s regents recently adopted a 3.1 percent tuition increase for next school year. On the heels of that the Board of Regents just announced that the...

Legislative analysts agree: Film subsidies are money-loser

For years the Rio Grande Foundation has attempted to educate New Mexicans on the bad economics of film subsidies. The program which actually began under then Gov. Gary Johnson was enhanced by Bill Richardson when he and the Legislature made it...

Larry Schweikart presentation: Reagan, the American President

Dr. Schweikart spoke at a Rio Grande Foundation luncheon on May 8, 2019. To be notified of future events please https://riograndefoundation.org/rio-grande-foundation-newsletter-subscription/ The powerpoint slides from his presentation are available...

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Larry Schweikart presentation: Reagan, the American President

Dr. Schweikart spoke at a Rio Grande Foundation luncheon on May 8, 2019. To be notified of future events please https://riograndefoundation.org/rio-grande-foundation-newsletter-subscription/ The powerpoint slides from his presentation are available...

RGF questions Mayor Keller’s “Stay home for college” pitch to local high school seniors

Channel 13 covered our recent questioning of Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller's sending letters to local high school seniors urging them to stay home and attend UNM. Benefits offered include "free" bus passes, early childhood care, and the ability to...

RGF logo contest catches media attention

The Rio Grande Foundation has announced a contest to create a new, more accurate logo for the New Mexico Land Office. See the report from Channel 13 below: