Discussion Topic: Tax & Budget

Tax increases in New Mexico would be a mistake

Tax increases in New Mexico would be a mistake

Rio Grande Foundation president Paul Gessing recently penned this op-ed along with Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform. The piece appeared in numerous publications around the State. New Mexico is facing a budget deficit due to the combined forces of Gov. Lujan...

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Understanding the Rio Grande Foundation

Understanding the Rio Grande Foundation

The Rio Grande Foundation often comes under criticism from the left. But sometimes we come under fire from the right as well. For starters we are designated as 501c3 “education and research” think tank. We don’t make endorsements and we don’t “carry water” for any...

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Local governments need to act on budget now

Local governments need to act on budget now

The following appeared in the Las Cruces Sun-Newson May 24, 2020. Much of the focus in this virus-induced economic downturn has been on Gov. Lujan Grisham and her efforts to slow its spread statewide. It has taken Lujan Grisham a very long time to publicly address the...

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New Mexico faces tough economic decisions

New Mexico faces tough economic decisions

The following appeared in the Santa Fe New Mexican on March 27, 2020. We don’t know when the virus that has so dramatically changed our lives will begin to recede, but when it does, New Mexicans will face a changed state. It is not a matter of whether we’ll have a...

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Virus and oil price cash shift budget reality

Virus and oil price cash shift budget reality

The following article appeared in the Current Argus on March 13, 2020 With Coronavirus grinding travel and much of society to a halt and oil prices having crashed, there is little chance the budget passed during the 2020 Legislature will survive the year without some...

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