In the past, we at the Rio Grande Foundation have had our share — okay, maybe even more than our share — of disagreements with the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce. After all, on a diverse range of economic issues involving limited government and taxes including: taxpayer-financed pre-kindergarten, massive government intervention in health care, restoration of […]
We’ll see you back in the blogosphere next week.
Perhaps our “leaders” in Washington and Santa Fe could benefit from watching this rap video (of all things)? It is at least an entertaining watch!
The Rio Grande Foundation has long been New Mexico’s most prominent critic of the Rail Runner. Scholar Ken Brown wrote this critical piece way back in January of 2006. I have also written on and discussed the numerous problems with the train many times over the years including this recent blog posting telling the train’s […]
In case you missed it, a few weeks ago, RGF analyst Scott Moody and RGF president Paul Gessing appeared on Bob Clark’s show on AM 770 to discuss New Mexico’s bloated government employment and unsustainable pension systems. Listen to the show here. Also, Gessing discussed New Mexico’s legislative session and the federal health care debacle […]
Our investigative journalist, Jim Scarantino, is really on a roll. Yesterday he published a report on Governor Richardson’s efforts to implement stringent carbon caps through an unelected body, the Environmental Improvement Board, which is full of his radical environmentalist appointees. Now it looks like the folks at National Review Online, including publisher Jack Fowler, have […]
I have taken a closer look at the Albuquerque Public Schools’ $616 million bond measure and have my questions/concerns. First and foremost, the election date is February 2nd, but early voting is taking place right now and continues from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Friday, Jan. 29, at the following locations: * Bernalillo County […]
According to Michael Coleman of the Albuquerque Journal, former New Mexico Sen. Pete Domenici has joined the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington. The organization’s goal is to convince Congress and the president to rein in the national debt. Interesting that Domenici would join such an initiative. I could see him leading an organization dedicated to […]
Great articles in the Albuquerque Journal today on the Rail Runner, the fact that event with $19 million in annual subsidies, that the train service needs to make up a $750,000 deficit, and the possibility that weekend service may have to be curtailed in order to cut costs. Of course, there was the expected hue […]
Sweden, that supposedly socialist European nation, is beginning to seem downright free market compared to the US in some ways. First, there was the nation’s refusal to bail out the car company Saab when the US was busy bailing out GM and Chrysler. Now, comes this very interesting which shows that Sweden’s K-12 educational model […]