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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
    • 4.1 • 24 Ratings

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

    Rob Nikolewski - California Energy, Politics and more

    Rob Nikolewski - California Energy, Politics and more

    Paul interviews Rob Nikolewski, a reporter for the San Diego Union-Tribune. They discuss Rob's prior coverage of recently-indicted Rep. Sheryl Williams-Stapleton, the recent California recall election and prospective challengers to Gov. Newsome. Finally, they talk about the ongoing energy (especially electricity issues) going on in California and the decision to open and reopen several natural gas electricity generation facilities.  

    • 37 min
    Natural Gas Prices Hit 12-Year High, Soccer Stadium or Police, Zero-Cost Bus Fares and more

    Natural Gas Prices Hit 12-Year High, Soccer Stadium or Police, Zero-Cost Bus Fares and more

    Natural gas prices at the highest level in 12 years. Where does NM's electricity come from?  Rep. Williams Stapleton indicted on 26 charges. IRS seeks to know A LOT more about your personal finances. Law targets liquor sales at gas stations, so they stopped selling gas. Inflation is eating up those pay hikes. PED secretary has high aspirations. Soccer stadium site appears to be not for sale; you can use the $50 million for the United stadium for cops instead. ABQ embraces zero-cost bus fares.

    • 58 min
    George Mocsary - "The 2nd Amendment as Tyranny Control"

    George Mocsary - "The 2nd Amendment as Tyranny Control"

    George Mocsary is a law professor at the University of Wyoming who once clerked in Albuquerque for a federal judge here. He is among other things an expert on the 2nd amendment. He was in Albuquerque recently to speak at an event sponsored by the Rio Grande Foundation and the New Mexico chapter of the Federalist Society. His presentation was “The 2nd Amendment as Tyranny Control.”

    • 41 min
    David Clements, Masks, Vaccine Mandates, Plastic Bags, Power Plants and more

    David Clements, Masks, Vaccine Mandates, Plastic Bags, Power Plants and more

    David Clements discusses his anti-mask, anti-vaccine activism, and job loss. Will Gov. MLG extend her indoor mask order? 
    Biden’s vaccine mandate Executive Order: what about unemployed and others on government benefits and others? ABQ Journal columnist raises interesting questions about Soccer stadium. Columnist ALMOST gets it on plastic bag ban. California will be building FIVE natural gas plants OAK NM surveys on public school candidates Corey De’Angelis on education reform in ABQ on September 20

    • 50 min
    Gubernatorial Candidate Karen Bedonie

    Gubernatorial Candidate Karen Bedonie

    On this week’s interview podcast, Paul talks with Karen Bedonie. Bedonie is running for Governor of New Mexico. Paul and Karen discuss her background and what caused her to run for office. They also discuss many of the problems and issues facing New Mexico and how Karen believes her background and experience provide a unique perspective to solve these problems.  You can learn more about Karen Bedonie’s campaign at www.bedonietough.com. 

    • 40 min
    Balloons, Public Financing Debacle, Flood of Revenues to NM, Tax Increases Still on Agenda and more

    Balloons, Public Financing Debacle, Flood of Revenues to NM, Tax Increases Still on Agenda and more

    Update from State Policy Network Conference. Another governor candidate? How to spend a flood of state revenue. Legislators are STILL considering tax hikes. Deb Haaland has a maskless wedding. David Scrase wants more COVID testing of kids. International Balloon Fiesta to require masks, but not vaccines Virgin Galactic faces delays from FAA. Public financing in Albuquerque is a debacle. APS holds off on charter moratorium. Wife of an injured police officer calls out Chief Medina and Mayor Keller. 

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

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Falling Right

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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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