Tipping Point New Mexico Episodes 35/36: potpourri

With the RGF participating in the State Policy Network’s annual conference, the podcasts from last week were not posted here.. Here are both episodes. On episode 35 Dowd and Paul discuss the Brett Kavanaugh becoming a justice on the US Supreme Court as well as assessing some of the key Court decisions in the past year and the politics of the issue as we move toward Election Day.

They briefly recap the bail reform event and discuss the executive order issued by Gov. Susana Martinez on occupational licensing.

Dowd explains how “progressive” economic policies often result in “regressive” economic outcomes, especially for a selected group of New Mexico cities.

Paul offers details on the left’s push to create Medicaid Buy-in programs.

Dowd dismantles the case for an ethics commission.

Finally, the Rio Grande Foundation is hosting an exciting event with transportation expert Randal O’Toole on Friday, November 9.

On episode 36 Paul and Dowd interview Sheila Weinberg of the Chicago-based Truth in Accounting. Her organization works to “compel governments to produce financial reports that are understandable, reliable, transparent and correct.” Topics include New Mexico’s fiscal health — including unfunded liabilities and the disclaimers attached to the state’s reliably late comprehensive annual financial reports — and the highest- and lowest-ranked performers on TIA’s “Financial State of the States” report.

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