New Mexico’s free market think tank, the Rio Grande Foundation, is hosting a candidate forum for all current candidates – of both parties – for New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional Seat (currently held by Ben Ray Lujan).* The forum will be held on Monday, February 22, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00PM in the Jemez rooms of […]
At least, that is how much a voucher system implemented in Milwaukee is estimated to have raised graduation rates in that city according to a new study. Now, does that mean we should adopt vouchers in New Mexico? Maybe not, but the fact is that choice is working where it has been tried. Tax credits […]
Given all the tax hikes now moving through the New Mexico Legislature, we at the RGF have had to choose our battles. That said, having written extensively on the dire economic harm inflicted upon New Mexico’s economy by the gross receipts tax, I thought our political establishment would focus on reinstating the grocery tax or […]
I was originally scheduled to appear on KNME’s “In Focus” to discuss the upcoming vote on the $616 million bond measure, but the birth of my first child made that impossible. Thankfully, RGF Vice President Jean Baugh happens to be quite knowledgeable about education issues, so she stepped in and appeared on the show. Later […]
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 […]