As has been reported in various media outlets, disgraced New Mexico Senator Manny Aragon’s “castle” home recently was destroyed by fire. Back in December of 2009, then Rio Grande Foundation watchdog reporter Jim Scarantino and camera man Steve McCallister were able to access the house. The duo filmed large portions of the house. That film […]
Bernalillo County Commission unanimously adopted a resolution asking the Legislature to develop a Medicaid buy-in program. But Medicaid is a very expensive program that imposes an ever-growing burden on state and federal taxpayers. KOB TV (much to their credit) wasn’t satisfied with simply reciting talking points from advocates for Medicaid and Medicaid expansion. Instead, reporter […]
Zero. That’s the number of data centers that have been built in New Mexico since Facebook picked Los Lunas to host “one of the cornerstones of our global infrastructure.” The tech behemoth made its announcement on September 14, 2016, and it was no surprise that state and local government delivered a dump truck’s worth of […]
Dr. Schweikart and the Rio Grande Foundation will be traveling to several events throughout New Mexico in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Roswell, and Hobbs. You can sign up for all of them here.
In “Government and the Cost of Living: Income-Based vs. Cost-Based Approaches to Alleviating Poverty,” a new paper from the Cato Institute, Ryan Bourne explores an anti-poverty policy strategy focused on cutting the poor’s bills — not broadening and expanding welfare programs. Bourne contrasts “income-based” strategies with “reforming existing government policies that raise the prices of […]
Along with some of the leading Albuquerque opponents of last fall’s mandatory paid sick leave proposal, we at the Rio Grande Foundation were asked to sit down with local economists from BBER at UNM to offer our perspectives on the (likely) imposition by the City of Albuquerque of a new sick leave mandate. BBER has […]
Gordon has reminded us that Divine Providence played a cruel trick of climate and geology by putting so much petroleum and natural gas in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, and Tropical Storm Gordon — fortunately, a cyclone that packed far less of a wallop — is fading away. According […]
The Keller Administration laid out some ideas it has with the intent of “turning the local economy around.” After what ultimately proved to be a disastrous Berry Administration with its lack of focus on crime/homelessness and its monomaniacal effort to bring an unwanted bus system to town, Mayor Keller has a lot of work to […]