If you’ve been listening to the news recently, you probably heard of the controversy regarding the recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force relating to mammograms. The gist of the recommendations was to state that women in their 40s no longer need to have annual mammograms. So far, so good. But the story behind […]
I’m positively shocked that Governor Richardson has been a long time friend of the Hool brothers who are behind the Santa Fe Studios. The project, which I wrote about a few months ago, is being subsidized to the tune of $10 million by state taxpayers with taxpayers in Santa Fe County chipping in another $6 […]
Sometimes I am a bit jealous of liberals. The Rio Grande Foundation is one of the leanest and most effective organizations around. Just google our name and read through the reams of news articles and data and understand that our budget is sub-$500,000. Then there is left-wing billionaire George Soros with a net worth of […]
I am not making this up. See my new report at New Mexico Watchdog. The Obama Administration is claiming to have created jobs and spent tens of millions of dollars in ten New Mexico Congressional districts that do not exist. I repeat: I am not making this up. Read for yourself.
New Mexico’s free market think tank, the Rio Grande Foundation, has made public on its website a revised and updated tool for families to calculate their property and gross receipts tax burdens in New Mexico’s 10 largest cities. Using publicly-available property tax and gross receipts tax (GRT) data for each city with a population of […]
I love these studies that come out on education and particularly the headlines like “N.M. Education Above Average in Report.” This story ran in the Albuquerque Journal on Friday and is called “Leaders and Laggards.” So, what does “above average really mean? Well, last year, the study focused on test scores and ranked New Mexico […]
The debate in Congress has focused almost entirely on government solutions and while market advocates have brought ideas to bear, like purchasing health insurance across state lines, that have not really been applied at least in the medical sector in the United States. This article from “The American” which is put out by the American […]
The Rio Grande Foundation’s New Mexico Watchdog, though it stands on its own, is part of a national network of Watchdog investigative reporting projects in other states. Jim Scarantino, who edits and reports for New Mexico Watchdog, is a former attorney. The Watchdogs in other states are run by veteran journalists, accountants, and policy analysts. […]Scarantino, Watchdogs
Awhile back I blogged about the ongoing fight in Congress over FedEx and UPS. Our friends over at Reason have put together this new video loosely based on the UPS whiteboard commercials to explain the situation.
As a state-level economic policy organization, the Rio Grande Foundation does not take a position on social issues like abortion. But With narrow passage of the House health care bill made possible by strict limits on taxpayer subsidies for abortion under the plan, the debate over abortion policy has moved front-and-center in the health care […]