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Podcast of the Rio Grande Foundation that addresses public policy issues facing New Mexico.

Tipping Point New Mexico Paul Gessing

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    • 4.3 • 29 Ratings

Podcast of the Rio Grande Foundation that addresses public policy issues facing New Mexico.

    Johnny Johnson - Issues Facing New Mexico's Trucking Industry

    Johnny Johnson - Issues Facing New Mexico's Trucking Industry

    On this week's interview Paul talks to Johnny Johnson, executive director of the New Mexico Trucking Association. Like the auto industry truckers are also being forced by government policymakers to embrace electric vehicles. Find out more about that here. Paul and Johnny also talk about the importance of the trucking industry and the prospects of self-driving trucks. 
    Truckers are an underappreciated but critical force in both the US and New Mexico economies.

    • 40 min
    LNG Ban is Loser, New Mexico only State to See Drop in Immigrant Numbers, Security Firm "Fires" Albuquerque Client and more

    LNG Ban is Loser, New Mexico only State to See Drop in Immigrant Numbers, Security Firm "Fires" Albuquerque Client and more

    Paul and Wally discuss the potential impact of the new Israel/Iran conflict. The good news is that America's relative oil independence has not caused oil prices to skyrocket. Also, will this change Congress' approach to the stalled aid bills?  
    Biden's permitting ban on LNG exports is a loser across the spectrum.
    A former NPR executive recently said there's bias at NPR. Here's our story about NPR in New Mexico.
    NM is the only state in US to see a drop in immigrant numbers from 10 years ago.
    NM a mediocre 38th in Rich States, Poor States.
    A security firm "fires" their Albuquerque client due to danger of working in "International District." 
    NY Times: Film subsidies are money losers.
    A taxpayer-funded Southern NM abortion clinic location is still TBD. 

    • 42 min
    597 Nella Domenici, Candidate for United States Senate

    597 Nella Domenici, Candidate for United States Senate

    On this week's interview Paul talks to Nella Domenici. Domenici is the Republican Party candidate for US Senate in New Mexico. She is longtime Senator Pete Domenici's daughter. Paul and Nella discuss what that was like and what formed her politics, her activism and efforts to reform education in New Mexico, and her candidacy for the US Senate and the issues she has with the incumbent. 

    • 37 min
    House Republicans Elect Leaders, I-40 Crumbles, Request for $250 Million to Reduce I-25 Emissions and more

    House Republicans Elect Leaders, I-40 Crumbles, Request for $250 Million to Reduce I-25 Emissions and more

    New Mexico's House Republicans have elected new leaders. Paul and Wally know the players and discuss. 
    While I-40 crumbles NM asks feds for $250 million to reduce emissions on I-25.
    The left doubles down on EV mandates. MLG touts EV mandates (the transition is "inevitable" but must be subsidized and mandated). Tesla's dropping sales, MLG/Biden mandates outstrip estimates.
    NM ranks 30th overall in Wallethub tax burden report.
    APD garners national headlines for wrong reasons but the City Council fails to hold Chief Medina accountable as the department continues to languish...due to lack of accountability.
    RGF hosts an upcoming luncheon in Albuquerque and a dinner event in Roswell on April 22nd. Find out more about the book being discussed here. 

    • 46 min
    William L. Kovacs - "Devolution of Power: Rolling Back the Federal State to Preserve the Republic"

    William L. Kovacs - "Devolution of Power: Rolling Back the Federal State to Preserve the Republic"

    On this week's interview Paul talks to William L. Kovacs. Kovacs was senior vice president for environment, technology & regulatory affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a chief counsel on Capitol Hill. Kovacs has written three books including his newest, “Devolution of Power: Rolling Back the Federal State to Preserve the Republic.”  In this book Kovacs asks a basic question: Can a mismanaged federal government unite a polarized nation? If not, how do we divide?
    Check out this informative conversation with a former political insider. 

    • 37 min
    594 NM Invests $50 million in California Climate Fund, No Playground for You! and much more

    594 NM Invests $50 million in California Climate Fund, No Playground for You! and much more

    NM SIC invests $50 million in CA-based climate investment fund.  
    Diane Denish used her political connections to MLG to squash a playground proposed for her neighborhood.
    CA fast food workers are losing their jobs as $20 minimum wage kicks in.
    Despite data to the contrary Santa FE County adopted a plastic bag ban. 
    RGF attempted to challenge NM's campaign finance laws passed in 2019. It was recently rejected by a federal judge (we're appealing).
    Former Rep. Williams Stapleton has been indicted on federal charges. 

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Santa Famous ,

Falling Right

Thankful for the earful of liberty and economics!

Chubsworth ,

Not news - opinion

These aren’t journalists - they can have their opinion but this isn’t a new show it’s opinion

old lady geologist ,

Straight talk is rare...

But you’ll find it here on this podcast with Rio Grande Foundation Paul Guessing. New Mexico has many problems and i appreciate people like Paul who are willing to discuss our issues honestly. Paul comes at issues from a free market perspective. You won’t get this kind of straight talk about our state along with pertinent and interesting interviews anywhere else, and I’ve looked.

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