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Press clips from post-session talk in Los Alamos

The Rio Grande Foundation is a state-wide think tank. If you can get a good number (20 or more) of folks to come out for an event, we'll likely be willing and able to show up and provide data and information about what is happening in New Mexico. Foundation president...

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RGF president Paul Gessing discussed the 2019 session's outcome with KOB TV Channel 4. The story is below, but my tweet explains our general take on what happened:

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APS sends surveys out, I discuss with KRQE Channel 13

In the wake of a stinging rebuke at the hands of voters, Albuquerque Public Schools has sent surveys out to parents asking what they think the priorities of the district should be. As I explain to Channel 13, it is a decent idea, but to be successful, the information...

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Tax hikes won’t diversify New Mexico economy

House Democrats have revamped and are now pushing HB 6, legislation that ostensibly “reforms” New Mexico’s tax code. In reality, the legislation would impose a variety of tax hikes and raise New Mexicans’ overall tax burdens by $120 million a year. The bill would have...

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Plastic bag bans hurt more than they help

Recently, four members of the Albuquerque City Council proposed an ordinance, O-19-48, to ban the use of many common plastic items including bags, straws and to-go containers. Customers who request a paper bag will be charged 10 cents each. By introducing this...

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