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

  • New Mexico Special Election Could Further Reduce Pelosi’s House Majority
    The following appeared at National Review on May 4, 2021. Nancy Pelosi’s majority in the House of Representatives continues to shrink. The recent swearing-in of Republican Julia Letlow of Louisiana has taken the House Democrats’ majority down to 218–212. This means that Pelosi has a mere two-vote governing majority with which to push the Biden […]
  • City of Albuquerque among “businesses” that can’t find workers
    The Rio Grande Foundation and New Mexico Business Coalition are among the organizations that have raised the alarm about “enhanced” unemployment benefits and how they are a big factor making it less attractive for workers to find employment than to remain out of the work force. Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller recently said that the City […]
  • City of Las Cruces should reject bag ban
    The following appeared in the Las Cruces Sun News on Sunday, April 25, 2021 The City Council of Las Cruces is considering a ban on plastic bags, specifically those bags which are thinner than 2.25 millimeters thick. Restaurants may or may not be exempted from the statute, but banning plastic bags is not a viable […]
  • 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. […]

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.

298 Ana Garner – Legal Challenge to Governor Lujan Grisham’s COVID-19 Response Tipping Point New Mexico

On this week’s interview, Paul sits down with Ana Garner a New Mexico-based attorney with NM Stands Up! Garner and Gessing discuss the need for change in the way Gov. Lujan Grisham has controlled the State and its response to COVID 19. Garner and her organization are suing the Gov. and working to obtain support for … Continue reading "298 Ana Garner – Legal Challenge to Governor Lujan Grisham’s COVID-19 Response" The post 298 Ana Garner – Legal Challenge to Governor Lujan Grisham’s COVID-19 Response appeared first on Tipping Point New Mexico.
  1. 298 Ana Garner – Legal Challenge to Governor Lujan Grisham’s COVID-19 Response
  2. 297 Census is Out, Why New Mexico Barely Grew and more
  3. 296 David Clements – 2020 Election Issues, Critical Race Theory in Academia and more
  4. 295 COVID-19 and Science, Spaceport, Bernalillo County, Another Plastic Bag Ban and more

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 is happy to see Gov. MLG (finally) moving to reopen New Mexico by bringing more counties into the Turquoise (most free) level in her recently-released framework. But we have never bought into her concept and consider the data below one of the reasons why. The Gov.’s framework is based on three […]
  • by Paul Gessing
    Recently the US Census Bureau published data on a variety of population issues. New Mexico’s Legislative Finance Committee apparently received the data early and had a paper with further analysis ready to go upon the Bureau’s release. I have included a few charts from the paper below with additional commentary. Most notably New Mexico’s population growth […]
  • by Paul Gessing
    On this week’s interview, Paul sits down with Ana Garner a New Mexico-based attorney with NM Stands Up! Garner and Gessing discuss the need for change in the way Gov. Lujan Grisham has controlled the State and its response to COVID 19. Garner and her organization are suing the Gov. and working to obtain support for […]
  • by Paul Gessing
    MLG completely revamps her emergency orders. Overall, the situation is much better. Moving to full opening by late June depending on vaccination progress; Youth sports outdoors. Mask mandate changes. More to come? On May 1stafter being closed for more than 1 month, New Mexico golf courses reopened. Fallout for New Mexico census, LFC report. Passing […]

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.