13 Sep Paul Gessing
Rio Grande Foundation President Paul Gessing covers the following talking points for us: (Click on the links for more information)
- Biden’s vaccine mandate Executive Order, but what about unemployed and others on government benefits?
- New Mexico’s gusher of oil and gas money provides an estimated $8.8 billion for next year while some legislators still want to raise taxes: https://errorsofenchantment.com/nms-rosy-budget-picture-lousy-economy/. https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/new-mexico-lawmakers-eye-tobacco-tax-hike-to-curb-use/article_0aeb6658-0bfc-11ec-ab70-9bfaf987c5e9.html.
- What can we expect from the Legislature?
- Kids in masks, Biden Administration, coordinated/led pressure campaign on current policy despite abject lack of science. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/cdc-tightened-masking-guidelines-after-threats-from-teachers-union.
- New Mexico’s lost school year will decrease the post-educational earning potential of children from the poorest communities by 25%: https://errorsofenchantment.com/new-mexicos-lost-school-year-will-decrease-post-educational-earning-potential-of-children-from-poorest-communities-25/.
- A CDC study found masking kids in schools to be ineffective. https://tallahasseereports.com/2021/08/22/report-cdc-downplayed-scientific-finding-that-masks-are-not-effective-in-schools/.
- The public funding system for mayoral campaigns turns out to be an easily politically-manipulated debacle; https://errorsofenchantment.com/time-to-abolish-albuquerques-public-financing-system/.
- Elections are looming this fall. School board/city council/mayor’s race.
- OAK NM surveys on public school candidates; Corey De’Angelis on education reform Monday, September 20 at Albuquerque Museum: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/funding-students-instead-of-systems-the-case-for-educational-freedom-tickets-167495628935?aff=ebdsoporgprofile.
- Plenty of questions still on United Soccer Stadium: https://errorsofenchantment.com/journal-article-raises-good-questions-on-the-proposed-united-soccer-stadium/.
- More delays at Spaceport America with the FAA had put an “indefinite pause” on launches: https://errorsofenchantment.com/faa-places-indefinite-pause-on-virgin-galactic-flights-deep-safety-issues-outlined/.