Had the chance to sit down with Ryan Laughlin of KOB-4 about the New Mexico budget situation and rapidly-changing oil prices:
Paul and Dowd have a lively discussion with Dean Stansel. Dean is a research associate professor at the O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom at Southern Methodist University. He is the is primary author of the Economic Freedom of North America 2018. This annual report provides an economic freedom index for states and provinces […]
The Albuquerque Public Schools are looking for a 19% property tax increase. At a cost of $1 million a special mail-in election will be held in early February of 2019. Anyone living in the district can vote. The thing is that it is hard to see how APS needs more of our money. Based on […]
On this week’s show Paul and Dowd briefly discuss the results of the race in Congressional District 2 in which Yvettte Herrell lost after being ahead on election night. Also, Dowd and Paul provide a recap of the Foundation’s event with transportation expert Randal O’Toole. APS School board is looking to raise property taxes by […]
At the Rio Grande Foundation we focus on good public policy reforms and we’ll be doing that again when the new Legislature convenes in January. That said, New Mexico relies heavily on oil production and, in case you haven’t been paying attention, since early October prices are down dramatically from the mid-$70 range to the […]
There has been tremendous interest in the APS decision to ask voters for a 19% tax increase. RGF president Paul Gessing sat down with Madeline Schmitt of KRQE Channel 13 to discuss the issue.
RGF president Paul Gessing attended the APS board meeting at which the tax hike was placed on the ballot (and spoke against the tax hike). This would be a 19% tax hike in APS’ share of property taxes. Gessing spoke to KOB TV Channel 4 and that interview is below: Gessing was also quoted in […]
A Democratic Party blue wave swept through New Mexico’s 2018 elections. Paul, Dowd and Wally analyze what happened and what it may mean for New Mexico public policy in coming years. The “election analysis team” also takes a look at how their election predictions fared in the bright light of the actual results.
The 2018 election in New Mexico will go down as a “blue wave.” Democrats won all 12 statewide races including races for governor, US senate, and numerous other races including for the judiciary. In virtually every close race the Democrat won and, while it is too close to call as I write this, Congressional District […]
On Wednesday 7 November 2018, the ABQ Public School Board (APS) will meet at 5:00 P.M. to debate a proposed 19.4% increase in property taxes for homeowners and others in the APS School District. If passed on Wednesday, the tax hike will be voted on in a mail-in election on February 5, 2019. Elections matter. […]