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RGF talks to KOB TV Channel 4 about the many demands to spend NM’s budget surplus

With New Mexico's revised budget surplus at $1 billion as we head into the 2019 New Mexico Legislative session, the demands for new government spending are practically endless. RGF's Paul Gessing sat down with Kai Porter of KOB TV Channel 4 to...

APS spends $25,000 on new pro-tax-hike mailers: RGF comments

If you have followed the Rio Grande Foundation over the years, you may know that we have repeatedly expressed concerns about taxpayer-financed lobbying for higher taxes. See past articles here and here. Now, Albuquerque Public Schools has spent...

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,...

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RGF talks to KOB TV Channel 4 about the many demands to spend NM’s budget surplus

With New Mexico's revised budget surplus at $1 billion as we head into the 2019 New Mexico Legislative session, the demands for new government spending are practically endless. RGF's Paul Gessing sat down with Kai Porter of KOB TV Channel 4 to...

APS spends $25,000 on new pro-tax-hike mailers: RGF comments

If you have followed the Rio Grande Foundation over the years, you may know that we have repeatedly expressed concerns about taxpayer-financed lobbying for higher taxes. See past articles here and here. Now, Albuquerque Public Schools has spent...

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: