Who Says New Mexico Doesn’t Have Responsive Government?

A few weeks ago, the Rio Grande Foundation questioned some signs posted at stations that are now being constructed for the new commuter rail system known as RailRunner. The signs stated in part that the project was “Funded by Governor Bill Richardson and the New Mexico Legislature.” After calling the Governor’s office, talking to a few legislators, and raising the issue with the Mid-Region Council of Governments (the entity managing the project), I am pleased to announce that the signs have been changed and taxpayers are now being duly credited.
While we at the Rio Grande Foundation and at this blog frequently criticize governments at all levels, it is nice to see the Mid-Region Council of Governments clarify this issue by crediting the hard-working New Mexicans who provide the resources used by our elected officials for RailRunner and hundreds of other government activities.