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What’s next for What’s next for New Mexico economy and politics?

The following appeared in the Farmington Daily-Times on April 19. We at the Rio Grande Foundation have not been shy in our critiques of the 2019 legislative session. Economic freedom lost big during the session while higher taxes, more government...

Worker freedom is dying in NM

After only three months in office, Democrat Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham recently signed a bill ratcheting back worker freedom and local control in New Mexico. In March, the state legislature voted against worker freedom by explicitly prohibiting...

Freedom Index Results Highlight Challenging 2019 Legislative Session

(Albuquerque) The Rio Grande Foundation has tracked floor votes in New Mexico’s Legislature from the perspective of individual freedom (both economic and under the US Constitution) for several years. Final results for the 2019 Legislature are...

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Rio Grande Foundation Videos

RGF logo contest catches media attention

The Rio Grande Foundation has announced a contest to create a new, more accurate logo for the New Mexico Land Office. See the report from Channel 13 below:

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:

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...