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Maximizing the 2017 Legislative Session

New Mexico’s challenges keep getting more formidable. As bad as the current budget situation is, the tide of Medicaid costs coming at us due to the program’s expansion under ObamaCare is going to make balancing the budget even more challenging in the next few years. According to the Federation of Tax Administrators, New Mexico’s tax […]

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Las Cruces TV interview: Preview of 2017 legislative session

Paul Gessing was recently in Las Cruces and sat down with Fred Martino of KRWG TV to discuss some of the issues that Rio Grande Foundation is working on and some of the issues facing our State in the 2017 legislative session. The interview is about 15 minutes and can be found here:

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Eye On New Mexico: Talking About The Issues Facing The New Legislative Session for New Mexico

See the entire program below:

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Paul Gessing Discusses 2016 Legislative Session w/ Fred Martino on KRWG-TV in Las Cruces

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Paul Gessing Discusses 2015 Legislative Session on Las Cruces KRWG

There have been so many things going on during the 2015 legislative session, that keeping up has been a real challenge. The interview below was done with Fred Martino of KRWG TV in Las Cruces at the beginning of the legislative session in January. A lot has happened since then, but the discussion remains extremely […]

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A Freedom Outlook for New Mexico’s 2015 Legislative Session

  By Paul Gessing | Watchdog Opinion The 2014 elections represented nothing less than a seismic shift in New Mexico’s political system. Gov. Martinez won re-election handily, but the real story was the Republican takeover of the House of Representatives for the first time in 62 years. For New Mexico, this political shift is nothing […]

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Interviews on New Mexico’s Legislative Session with KRWG TV in Las Cruces

In the days prior to the 2013 legislative session I visited Fred Martino at KRWG TV in Las Cruces to discuss the legislative session. We taped two segments of the program that recently aired and our now available online. See the segments below:

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Paul Gessing Interviewed on the Upcoming Legislative Session

I discuss the likely path of the 2013 legislative session and what that means for New Mexico’s struggling education system and economy. Click the interview link here.

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New Mexico’s Legislative Session: Busy But Undistinguished

Many bills were passed during what was by all accounts a busy 60-day session, but the important question is whether we will be better or worse off than we were before. It is impossible to discuss everything that happened, but here are a few important points: First and foremost, credit must be given to the […]

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Rio Grande Foundation Releases “Freedom Index” Legislative Tracking Tool for 2017 Session

(Albuquerque) The New Mexico Legislature’s “long” 60-day session begins today with ascendant Democrat majorities in both houses. While some of the faces may be different in Santa Fe, the Rio Grande Foundation will again be keeping an eye on legislation impacting YOUR freedom with its “Freedom Index” legislative tracking tool. Lawmakers and the interested public […]