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Wallethub report: New Mexico unemployment is worst in nation AND worsening as MLG locks down

Wallethub has continued to track (and we have continued to report) on the "recovery" in New Mexico's unemployment situation during the COVID crisis. According to their report released today, New Mexico's unemployment insurance claims since this time last year are...

Educational Retirement Board (ERB) divestment decision foolish

Recently, New Mexico's Educational Retirement Board (ERB) made the decision to divest itself from private prisons. Supporters of such a move have painted such companies in a very negative light with little justification. Patrick Brenner, a policy analyst with the Rio...

New Mexico continues to lag region in economic freedom index

The latest Economic Freedom Index of North America report is out from the free market Canadian think tank Fraser Institute. Overall, New Mexico ranks 42nd nationally in the Index which ranks US states on various measures including: “government...

Paid sick time: It’s wrong time for more burdens on businesses

The Rio Grande Foundation signed this opinion piece along with numerous other business groups. The Sick leave ordinance is being introduced at the ABQ City Council meeting on Monday, November 9, 2020. Back in July, Darin Sand, vice president for development at Goodman...

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Errors of Enchantment

The official blog of the Rio Grande Foundation.

Tipping Point New Mexico

The official podcast of the Rio Grande Foundation.

2020 Freedom Index

The 2020 Freedom Index Results are out! How did your legislators fare on freedom?

Taxpayer Protection Pledge

In an effort to protect taxpayers in the aftermath of the global Coronavirus pandemic, the Rio Grande Foundation sent a letter to candidates for legislative offices requesting they sign the Economic Downturn Taxpayer Protection Pledge.

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.