In case you haven’t noticed, New Mexico faces difficult budgetary times. Thankfully, the folks at the Santa Fe Opera seem to recognize this fact and have given back $1.3 million in taxpayer money that would have been used to build a recital hall. Maybe the folks at the Opera should try to instill this sense of fiscal responsibility in members of New Mexico’s House of Representatives, the leaders of which seem to have no clue that cutbacks are necessary.
Oh, and I would be remiss if I didn’t note that the Opera’s recital hall project was contained in our 2008 Piglet Book (check page 22). Chalk another victory up to Rio Grande Foundation efforts to expose wasteful and unnecessary spending.