Cloudcroft Goes to 4 Day School Week

Santa Fe New Mexican - CLOUDCROFT — Students and teachers will soon be on a 4 day school week in Cloudcroft. The Cloudcroft School Board approved the change Monday, even though some parents voiced opposition to a shorter school week. Parents against a shorter school week said they hadn't been given enough time to react or ask questions. School board members say they are dealing with fewer dollars from the state as they wrangle with a $400,000 budget deficit. The school board says the district would save on utilities and other costs with a shorter school week. Read full story here: News New Mexico

Paul Gessing to Appear on NewsNM

Paul Gessing
Paul Gessing, the Rio Grande Foundation's first full-time President will join us on News New Mexico Friday morning. Prior to joining the Foundation, Gessing headed up the lobbying efforts of the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) a respected taxpayer-advocacy organization in Washington, DC. At NTU, Paul's portfolio included lobbying before Congress and in the states. He has published articles in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, US News & World Reports, and several other major publications. In them he makes the case for Constitutional protections for taxpayers, the economic benefits of tax cuts, and the need for spending restraint. Paul has also testified in Congress and before a variety of state and local bodies in support of taxpayer interests. Paul graduated from Bowling Green State University in Ohio with a degree in Political Science in 1997 and he received his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Maryland in 2005. Paul is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, but he has several family members in New Mexico and has spent a great deal of time in the state over the years. Visit the Rio Grande Foundation website here: News New Mexico