Discussion Topic: Local Government

KOB Channel 4 covers RGF lawsuit which asserts that Albuquerque city councilors violated open meeting lawsKOB Channel 4 covers RGF lawsuit which asserts that Albuquerque city councilors violated open meeting laws

KOB Channel 4 covers RGF lawsuit which asserts that Albuquerque city councilors violated open meeting lawsKOB Channel 4 covers RGF lawsuit which asserts that Albuquerque city councilors violated open meeting laws

Ryan Laughlin of KOB TV did a great job covering the special Albuquerque City Council meeting which resulted in Mayor Keller receiving significant new powers. He also covered our lawsuit which was filed in the aftermath of the meeting and challenges the legality of...

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Coronavirus highlights problems with plastic bag bans

Coronavirus highlights problems with plastic bag bans

This article appeared in the Albuquerque Journal on March 18, 2020. Albuquerque City Councilor Pat Davis’s recent comments on expanding the city’s ban on plastic bags were out of touch, especially in this time of coronavirus. The councilor recently said he wants to...

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Stadiums should rely on private funding

Stadiums should rely on private funding

The following appeared in the Albuquerque Journal on December 4, 2019. Like so many in the metro area, I was impressed by the outpouring of support and high quality of play by the New Mexico United in its inaugural season. Considering the timing of United’s success,...

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Talking Democracy Dollars w/ KOAT Channel 7

Talking Democracy Dollars w/ KOAT Channel 7

Rio Grande Foundation president Paul Gessing recently sat down with TJ Wilham at KOAT Channel 7 to discuss the ill-conceived "Democracy Dollars" proposal on Albuquerque ballots this fall. There are numerous serious problems with the proposal (see link above). Or,...

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Albuquerque Voters Could Lower Their Taxes in Local Election

Albuquerque Voters Could Lower Their Taxes in Local Election

Early voting in Albuquerque's municipal elections begins Saturday. Find out where to go here. There are some very important issues on local ballots including bonds and renewal of a 1/4 cent gross receipts tax that is supposed to go for transportation, but 38% of which...

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