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LIVE: School Choice Conversations

From our friends at the American Federation for Children: “2021 and 2022 brought unprecedented victories for school choice. Many parents – and voters – are laser-focused on expanding or creating these programs in their states. What will be the impact of these new and expanded programs? Does school choice save taxpayer money? What does the […]

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What Do Parents Think Of Albuquerque Public Schools?

Students were locked out of classrooms for over a year. Are parents happy with the consequences?

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Why Is New Mexico Exporting One Of Its Top Investments?

Asking the question of why the brain drain exists is a critical step to plugging it.

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Conservatives, Stop Abandoning The Institutions

Why are extremists from the left taking over schools? Because the right lets them.

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The Impact Of NYSRPA v Bruen In Southwestern States

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas simply, yet eloquently, laid out his case for why the majority ruled for the plaintiff in NYSRPA v. Bruen. “The exercise of other constitutional rights does not require individuals to demonstrate to government officers some special need. The Second Amendment right to carry arms in public for self-defense is no […]

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Obstructing An Investigation Into Child Abuse Death

Anti-transparency measures have a proven and lasting impact of obstructing the ability of government to maintain its own accountability. On Wednesday morning, Tristan Justice, the western correspondent for The Federalist, published an article with updates on how Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s anti-transparent administration is directly responsible for obstructing an investigation into the death of a […]

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Santa Fe New Mexican: Here’s What Rate Caps Really Do To Consumers

Originally published at Santa Fe New Mexican on June 11, 2022. Earlier this year, as New Mexico debated legislation limiting to 36 percent the annual percentage rate for consumer loans in the state, the primary witness testified in support of the bill before the Consumer and Public Affairs Committee. Claims were made that do not hold […]

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With Biden Absent, Some Southwest States Combat Inflation

Erin Norman, senior messaging strategist at State Policy Network, recently published critical commentary of President Joe Biden’s inflation-fighting plan. Introduced last week, Biden highlights his plan in the Wall Street Journal. Composed of over 1,100 words, he spent one third of the article telling Americans how good things are right now. But the public begs […]

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Did School Closures Impact Education In New Mexico?

New Mexico suffered from some of the most draconian pandemic-related school closures in the country: how did this impact educational outcomes? On Tuesday, Esteban Candelaria, a staff writer with the Albuquerque Journal, reported on delays in academic assessment reporting from the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED). While data from SAT testing will be made […]

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New Mexico Paid Sick Leave Takes Effect July 1

Even employers with a single employee are obligated to implement a sick leave policy under the new law. Next month, on July 1, 2022, the New Mexico Paid Sick Leave Law will take effect. The Healthy Workplaces Act of 2021 requires all private employers, no matter the size, to pay sick leave to all employees. […]