Rio Grande Foundation

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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.

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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.

459 Elizabeth Stelle – Worker Freedom in the States Tipping Point New Mexico

On this week’s interview Paul sits down with Elizabeth Stelle, Director of Policy Analysis at Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Foundation. The organization recently published a comprehensive study and ranking of state policies relating to public employment laws. The report, “The Battle for Worker Freedom in the States” analyzes state laws that either constrict or increase freedom for public sector workers. Not … Continue reading "459 Elizabeth Stelle – Worker Freedom in the States" The post 459 Elizabeth Stelle – Worker Freedom in the States appeared first on Tipping Point New Mexico.
  1. 459 Elizabeth Stelle – Worker Freedom in the States
  2. 458 Rent Control Bill in NM Legislature, Questions for New Mexicans, Many Problems with Capital Outlay Process, New Mexico Education Spending and Achievement
  3. 457 New Mexico’s Economic Freedom, Unused State Office Buildings, City of Albuquerque Spends $1 million on United Soccer team, Shooting Postpones Lobo/Aggie Game, Cost of Thanksgiving Dinner is Way Up
  4. 456 Fred Nathan, Think New Mexico – A Roadmap for Rethinking Public Education in New Mexico

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
    On this week’s interview Paul sits down with Elizabeth Stelle, Director of Policy Analysis at Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Foundation. The organization recently published a comprehensive study and ranking of state policies relating to public employment laws: The report, “The Battle for Worker Freedom in the States” analyzes state laws that either constrict or increase freedom for […]
  • by Paul Gessing
    Finally, after more than 2.5 years of living with COVID-19, Gov. Lujan Grisham is telling State employees they need to return to their offices on January 1. The Rio Grande Foundation recently spoke to KOAT Channel 7 about the issue and the fact that $18 million annually was being wasted on empty office buildings. While […]
  • by Paul Gessing
    The City of Albuquerque rejected rent control legislation, but a bill will be introduced in the upcoming session. My opinion piece which ran in papers around the state over the last several days asks some pertinent questions. A scandal recently exposed by KRQE’s Larry Barker involving New Mexico’s capital outlay process illustrates why passing Amendment 2 was a bad idea […]
  • by Paul Gessing
    We at the Rio Grande Foundation may sound like a broken record repeatedly highlighting the disconnect between New Mexico’s education spending and the results of its education system. Sadly, according to data from Statista (linked and below), New Mexico now spends an astonishing $15,338 per-student on K-12. That is the 19th-highest above states. According to this […]

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