The Southwest Public Policy Institute (SPPI) has announced its support for the impeachment efforts against Governor Lujan Grisham led by Representative Stefani Lord. This nonpartisan movement of Republicans, Democrats, and New Mexicans across the state is seeking to protect the Constitutional rights of all New Mexicans. This emergency order has received stark criticism from across […]
Albuquerque, NM — The Southwest Public Policy Institute (SPPI) today expressed its disappointment with the New Mexico Secretary of State’s office over the unexpected delay in finalizing a previously announced settlement agreement. Despite receiving verbal confirmation of a settlement, and a statement from Linda Bachman, Director of Legislative and Executive Affairs for the Secretary of State’s office, […]
The Southwest Public Policy Institute (SPPI) has initiated legal action against the City of Albuquerque due to concerns regarding the transparency of records from its automated speed enforcement program. SPPI asserts that the records in question are public and there should be no hurdles in accessing them. The Institute believes there could be potential biases […]
Washington, DC – Today the Competitiveness Coalition announced the addition of Southwest Public Policy Institute as its newest member, bringing the total of organizations and individuals to 23. The addition arrives amid the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) continued losing streak, a litany of congressional probes and lawmakers’ return to Washington. The growing ranks of the […]
Albuquerque, NM – The Southwest Public Policy Institute (SPPI), a non-profit organization dedicated to transparency and integrity in public policy, announced today that it has initiated a lawsuit against the City of Albuquerque and Ethan Watson, in his official capacity as the City Clerk, alleging violations of the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act […]
This announcement is also available as a PDF. Albuquerque, NM – The Southwest Public Policy Institute (SPPI) is pleased to announce that it has reached a $22,000 settlement with the New Mexico Secretary of State (NMSOS) in its lawsuit over an improperly denied Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) request. The case, which revolved around […]
Albuquerque, NM — It is with profound sorrow and heavy hearts that the Southwest Public Policy Institute announces the passing of our founding board member, James Hallinan. The Institute extends its deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and colleagues during this time of grief and loss. James Hallinan, a prominent New Mexico political consultant, passed away at […]
Albuquerque, NM — The Pew Charitable Trusts has “archived” their Consumer Finance project and reassigned Alex Horrowitz as Project Manager of their Housing Policy Initiative. Earlier this year, the Pew Charitable Trusts released a study that claimed that six of the eight largest banks now offer affordable small loans. In another study, Horowitz wrote: “Pew’s […]
The latest addition to the Board of Directors strengthens the Institute’s commitment to the energy sector in the American Southwest.
The Southwest Public Policy Institute, a nonprofit nonpartisan think tank focusing on the real issues impacting families and businesses in the American Southwest, has received a $120,000 grant award from Google to advance research and innovation.