Fantastic Trever cartoon and editorial from ABQ Journal

Sunday’s Albuquerque Journal included some basic truths. the editorial cartoon below was fantastic as is so often the case with John Trever. And, the editorial which called out Gov. Lujan Grisham for her recent “happy talk” remarks to the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce is also worthy.


New Mexico’s economic numbers look decent right now. Unemployment is low, but that is being driven almost entirely by the massive oil and gas boom. Crime, education, and workforce participation (to name 3 under MLG’s control) are not great and nothing serious is being done about them. We at the Rio Grande Foundation have outlined a path forward on taxes, education, and workforce participation (simply plug those terms into the search box of this site), but MLG is (as Trever notes) taking most of her cues from California instead.