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

Tipping Point New Mexico Paul Gessing

    • News
    • 4.3 • 30 Ratings

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

    Biden Drops Out and Questions Remain, NM Special Session is a Dud, Money is Not the Problem with NM Education System and more

    Biden Drops Out and Questions Remain, NM Special Session is a Dud, Money is Not the Problem with NM Education System and more

    Biden drops out, we have questions (lots of them).
    NM's special session was a dud. On the bright side the ABQ Journal's John Trever had a great cartoon about it.
    The Salt Fire and several smaller fires around Ruidoso earlier this summer were arson.
    According to a Learner.com report that includes higher education, NM spends more than all but 3 other states on education.
    Paul argues that we should make firing government workers common again.
    Paul's opinion piece discusses his recent opinion piece on the Kids Count results and why we can no longer blame a lack of money for them.
    California EV sales drop.
    Argentina exits recession after free market reforms.

    • 44 min
    Update on New Mexico's Restaurant Industry - Carol Wight

    Update on New Mexico's Restaurant Industry - Carol Wight

    On this week's conversation Paul talks to Carol Wight of the New Mexico Restaurant Association. Paul and Carol discuss President Trump's plan to exempt tips from income taxes. They also discuss the culture of tipping at restaurants and other businesses. 
    They discuss the economics of the industry these days and how inflation is impacting restaurants. Carol and Paul then turn to the search for talent and how the Industry has worked to hold onto staff at a time when fewer Americans are willing to work. 
    Finally, Paul and Carol discuss the special session/crime/and ways her industry is attempting to bring better leadership to state and local government. 

    • 46 min
    Presidential Politics and New Mexico, SAVE Act, Progressives Not Happy with Special Session, PNM Rate Hike and more

    Presidential Politics and New Mexico, SAVE Act, Progressives Not Happy with Special Session, PNM Rate Hike and more

    Paul went out of town for one of the momentous two week periods in American history.  The debate was a disaster for Biden. An assasination attempt against Trump. JD Vance was named his VP pick, Biden appears to be staying in the presidential race. Also, the Secret Service received a massive black eye due to their incompetence (which will be analyzed further in the weeks ahead). Where does all this leave us here in New Mexico?
    The Congressional SAVE Act would require proof of citizenship to vote. Democrats including Gabe Vasquez and NM's other Democrats voted no. 
    The special session kicks off on Thursday. Progressives and liberal Democrats are NOT happy. What is being discussed in the session? Are these policies concerning? Will they be effective in addressing crime? What should Republicans say and do about the session?
    PNM has asked the PRC for a 23% rate increase to pay for ETA
    Everything the left doesn't like is a "power grab." Specifically, we're talking about the left's reaction to some basic election related changes to City of Albuquerque elections.
    Paul and Wally also provide an update on the status of election changes. 
    Las Cruces voters will vote on a massive tax hike this fall. 

    • 44 min
    622 Rep. Rod Montoya - A Look at the Upcoming Special Session

    622 Rep. Rod Montoya - A Look at the Upcoming Special Session

    On this week's episode Paul sits down with newly minted House minority leader Rod Montoya to discuss the upcoming special session of the New Mexico Legislature. The session has been called by Gov. Lujan Grisham to discuss crime issues. Montoya and Gessing discuss the specific issues being put up for discussion, whether they will address New Mexico's serious crime issues, and whether the Legislature and Gov. can possibly address the issues without help from local politicians and judges. 

    • 39 min
    Carlos Garcia - Update on New Mexico EV Mandates and National Automobile Policy

    Carlos Garcia - Update on New Mexico EV Mandates and National Automobile Policy

    On this week's interview Paul sits down with Carlos Garcia of the Garcia Auto Group. They begin by discussing crime issues in Albuquerque, but mostly discuss the Gov.'s electric vehicle mandates which will do great damage to car dealers throughout New Mexico. Paul and Carlos discuss the Biden Administration's approach to the issue as well and where things are headed in the automotive industry. 

    • 43 min
    Corey DeAngeles - Parent Revolution: Rescuing Your Kids from the Radicals Ruining our Schools

    Corey DeAngeles - Parent Revolution: Rescuing Your Kids from the Radicals Ruining our Schools

    This week's podcast is a recent talk in Albuquerque given by Corey DeAngelis. Corey is one of the most prominent and effective advocates for school choice. He is also the author of the new book  "Parent Revolution: Rescuing Your Kids from the Radicals Ruining our Schools." Corey visited Albuquerque and Alamogordo to discuss his book and the growing movement for school choice on June 17, 2024. 

    • 37 min

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