Liberty, Opportunity, Prosperity
New Mexico’s free-market liberty-oriented think tank and research institute.
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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.
293 High Unemployment yet Few Workers to be Found and more – Tipping Point 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.
- The Rio Grande Foundation offices are near the new Bernalillo County headquarters building. This is the building which was formerly filled with PNM staffers and was purchased by the County. Cost of the building quickly went up by 50% to nearly $50 million. The big letters on top were added this week. The building is […]
- At RGF we tend to follow New Mexico media outlets pretty closely, but we had missed The Sierra County Sun. The Spaceport is based in Sierra County and no County wants manned commercial space launches than Sierra County, one of the most economically-challenged counties in our already-economically-challenged State. Later this year (October 18 of 2021) […]
- Recently (on February 19, 2021), Tracie Collins, M.D., New Mexico Secretary of Health was deposed in a case in US brought by various businesses that have opposed the Gov.’s lockdown policies relating to COVID 19. The Deposition was videotaped, so we can provide broadcast news outlets (or even just YouTube and similar platforms) with clips. […]
- New Mexico cities big and small are required to provide various public records. Unfortunately the process of requesting many of those records is onerous. That’s where the Rio Grande Foundation comes in. We have requested, received, and published public payroll records for most of New Mexico’s major cities. You can find that information here. To […]
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.