Rio Grande Foundation

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New Mexico’s free-market liberty-oriented think tank and research institute.

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Recent Articles

  • Media uses RGF information to ask MLG health advisor tough questions on “the science”
    The Rio Grande Foundation recently gained access to the transcript of a deposition on the Gov.’s decision making process relating to COVID 19 and found “the science” to be lacking. Channel 4 KOB TV’s Patrick Hayes used this information to ask the Gov.’s health advisor David Scrase some questions during the press conference this week. […]
  • Is New Mexico REALLY “Following the Science” on COVID?
    Recently (on February 29, 2021), Tracie Collins, M.D., New Mexico Secretary of Health was deposed in a case in US brought by various businesses that have opposed the Gov.’s lockdown policies relating to COVID 19. The Deposition was videotaped, so we can provide broadcast news outlets (or even just YouTube and similar platforms) with clips. […]
  • RGF requests and publishes public payrolls: Part 1: New Mexico Cities
    New Mexico cities big and small are required to provide various public records. Unfortunately the process of requesting many of those records is onerous. That’s where the Rio Grande Foundation comes in. We have requested, received, and published public payroll records for most of New Mexico’s major cities. You can find that information here. To […]
  • Democrats walk fine line on energy
    The following appeared in the Albuquerque Journal on April 18, Santa Fe New Mexican, and other New Mexico media outlets. If there were an overall theme for New Mexico’s current political situation it would be the ongoing attempts by Democrats to placate their environmentalist base which opposes traditional energy sources while at the same time […]

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.

293 High Unemployment yet Few Workers to be Found and more Tipping Point New Mexico

On the latest Tipping Point New Mexico Paul discusses the fact that the CDC has now confirmed that he was correct in questioning “surface spread” of COVID over a year ago. Last year at this time Mayor Keller shut down Albuquerque playgrounds and parks. Paul and his family did not obey these restrictions and were … Continue reading "293 High Unemployment yet Few Workers to be Found and more" The post 293 High Unemployment yet Few Workers to be Found and more appeared first on Tipping Point New Mexico.
  1. 293 High Unemployment yet Few Workers to be Found and more
  2. 292 Grover Norquist – Americans for Tax Reform – Federal Government Policy
  3. 291 Energy, COVID, Freedom Index, Bleak Report for New Mexico and more
  4. 290 Corey DeAngelis – Education Success Evidence and Issues

Issues

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
    The Rio Grande Foundation offices are near the new Bernalillo County headquarters building. This is the building which was formerly filled with PNM staffers and was purchased by the County. Cost of the building quickly went up by 50% to nearly $50 million. The big letters on top were added this week. The building is […]
  • by Paul Gessing
    At RGF we tend to follow New Mexico media outlets pretty closely, but we had missed The Sierra County Sun. The Spaceport is based in Sierra County and no County wants manned commercial space launches than Sierra County, one of the most economically-challenged counties in our already-economically-challenged State. Later this year (October 18 of 2021) […]
  • by Paul Gessing
    Recently (on February 19, 2021), Tracie Collins, M.D., New Mexico Secretary of Health was deposed in a case in US brought by various businesses that have opposed the Gov.’s lockdown policies relating to COVID 19. The Deposition was videotaped, so we can provide broadcast news outlets (or even just YouTube and similar platforms) with clips. […]
  • by Paul Gessing
    New Mexico cities big and small are required to provide various public records. Unfortunately the process of requesting many of those records is onerous. That’s where the Rio Grande Foundation comes in. We have requested, received, and published public payroll records for most of New Mexico’s major cities. You can find that information here. To […]

Who we are…

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.