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

  • RGF had a day in court (10th Circuit to be exact) defending free speech
    The Rio Grande Foundation is a staunch advocate for free speech and the ability for speech by those who want to speak without having their name and personal information spread all over the Internet and media outlets. Dating back to our efforts against Santa Fe’s proposed (and defeated) soda and sugary drinks tax, the Foundation […]
  • Initial wave of Worst Senate Bills to watch in 2021
    With the Legislature meeting behind closed doors in a “virtual” environment, the potential for mischief is extreme in the 2021 Legislature. We know that Gov. Lujan Grisham has a few stated priorities for the session, but when it comes to the most “progressive” (big-government-oriented) Legislature in New Mexico history, some truly awful bills will be […]
  • Some quick facts before the 2021 legislative session kicks off
    As the first-ever “virtual” New Mexico legislative session kicks off we believe it is important for New Mexico policymakers to have some basic information about New Mexico’s economy. New Mexico tax burdens are not low relative to neighboring states. The chart below is from the Federation of Tax Administrators. With far heavier tax burdens than […]
  • Paul talks to KOB TV about drawbacks of a closed New Mexico legislative session
    Populists on both sides of the political aisle may believe that not having lobbyists in the Roundhouse for the 2021 Legislative session will be a good thing. RGF’s Paul Gessing sat down with KOB TV to discuss why the lack of lobbyists (both citizens AND professionals) and the information they provide could result in “half-baked” […]

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.

268 Representative Greg Nibert – NM Legislative Session Tipping Point New Mexico

Paul interviews Rep. Greg Nibert, a member of the New Mexico House of Representatives from Roswell. Nibert is sponsoring critical legislation that would give legislators a “seat at the table” in future emergencies. No longer would one person, the Gov., be given or be able to take the kind of absolute control we have seen … Continue reading "268 Representative Greg Nibert – NM Legislative Session" The post 268 Representative Greg Nibert – NM Legislative Session appeared first on Tipping Point New Mexico.
  1. 268 Representative Greg Nibert – NM Legislative Session
  2. 267 Unemployment, Vaccine, Back to School?, NM Capitol Lockdown and more
  3. 266 Kathleen Sgamma – Interior Department Impacts to Oil and Gas
  4. 265 Perspectives on Trump Legacy and Riots at U.S. Capitol and more

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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
    Paul interviews Rep. Greg Nibert, a member of the New Mexico House of Representatives from Roswell. Nibert is sponsoring critical legislation that would give legislators a “seat at the table” in future emergencies. No longer would one person, the Gov., be given or be able to take the kind of absolute control we have seen […]
  • by Paul Gessing
    With the Legislature meeting behind closed doors in a “virtual” environment, the potential for mischief is extreme in the 2021 Legislature. We know that Gov. Lujan Grisham has a few stated priorities for the session, but when it comes to the most “progressive” (big-government-oriented) Legislature in New Mexico history, some truly awful bills will be […]
  • by Paul Gessing
    A group of Democratic Senators has proposed a “Green” amendment to New Mexico’s Constitution. It has been introduced as SJR 3 and, relative to most bills, it is very short. If adopted by the Legislature and passed via a vote of the people, the amendment essentially creates a “right” to a clean environment (whatever that […]
  • by Paul Gessing
    Wallethub’s latest report on unemployment shows that New Mexico remains the 2nd-most impacted state in the nation when it comes to unemployment during the COVID 19 situation. Gov. Lujan Grisham held a press conference in which she discussed distribution of the vaccine and her latest plans. 400 person Harding County is in the green and Union County […]

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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.