The Rio Grande Foundation is proudly New Mexico-centric. We focus our efforts on researching, critiquing, and solving public policy issues in New Mexico, but occasionally groups of foreigners come through as participants in various programs and want to hear how things are done here in the Land of Enchantment. Today, Rio Grande Foundation president Paul […]
Gov. Lujan Grisham has stated that New Mexico automobiles will be required to average 52 miles per gallon (all vehicles sold, not necessarily each vehicle) by 2022. She wants to be in line with her “progressive” buddies over in California who are suing the Trump Administration for stopping the Obama-era fuel economy increase at 37 […]
Christina Sandefur was in Albuquerque recently to share the importance of private property rights. She touched on a number of interesting topics including New Mexico’s successful reform of civil asset forfeiture and eminent domain. Thanks to Danny Seymour for recording this video!
On this week’s interview, Paul sits down with Scott Lopez. Born and raised in Española, NM and a graduate of the University of New Mexico, Scott has served our nation in the military and been a successful business leader and entrepreneur. Paul and Scott discuss what New Mexico needs to do to unleash its vast […]
Rio Grande Foundation president Paul Gessing sat down with KOB TV to discuss the plan for “free” college. You can check out the story below. As of Thursday afternoon, September 26, we have not received any details in terms of the estimated $25-$35 million price tag for the plan. That said, regardless of the estimated […]
On this week’s podcast, Paul and Wally take on Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham’s plan to make higher education “free.” They outline some of the major problems with the proposal as well as some of the unforeseen pitfalls associated with its design. With “free” college on the agenda for 2020, this is a must-listen!
Albuquerque area voters will be asked to vote this November on a $290 million bond measure for APS. Marissa Armas of KOAT Channel 7 did a story in which they talked to APS about the real issues at some local schools and the District’s mismanagement of those facilities. Although many of my remarks did not […]
(Albuquerque) The Rio Grande Foundation applauds Gov. Lujan-Grisham for taking on the tricky, but important issue of pension reform. In collaboration with the Pension Integrity Project at Reason Foundation, a national free market think tank, the groups have released an analysis of the preliminary recommendations of the Governor’s Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) Pension Solvency […]
The following appeared in the Las Cruces Sun-News on September 15. While there are a number of bad ideas being put forth in Santa Fe to use a portion of the oil and gas surplus, the idea of creating a new permanent fund Budget analysts in New Mexico expect the Legislature will have an incredible […]
On this week’s Tipping Point New Mexico interview Paul talks to two staffers with Americans for Tax Reform. On the first segment, Patrick Gleason who handles state affairs discusses a new study he wrote which details both the size of each state government and the growth of government in recent years. New Mexico is both […]