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New Mexico’s Upcoming Special Session: Safety or Statism?

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s recent announcement of yet another special legislative session in New Mexico, set to commence on July 18, 2024, ostensibly aims to enhance public safety—an objective no reasonable person would oppose. However, the words of Gideon J. Tucker resonate profoundly in moments like these: “No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe […]

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New Interview Alert: The Dangers of CFPB’s Latest Directive on Comparison Shopping Websites

In a recent interview on Real America’s Voice, Patrick M. Brenner, President of the Southwest Public Policy Institute, sat down with host Michelle Backus to discuss a pressing issue that threatens the foundation of consumer choice and the competitive market within the United States. The topic of discussion centered around a new directive from the […]

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SPPI Sues New Mexico Secretary of State for Greater Government Transparency

For Immediate ReleaseMarch 28, 2024 ContactLiam Graypress@southwestpolicy.com Albuquerque, NM – The Southwest Public Policy Institute (SPPI), a non-profit organization dedicated to better living through better policy, has initiated a crucial lawsuit against the New Mexico Secretary of State, Maggie Toulouse Oliver. This legal action, centered on a failure to promptly respond to a public records request, […]

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Transparency and Trust in New Mexico’s Election Technology

New Mexico recently unveiled the Online Candidate Nominating Petition Signature Portal, a digital platform designed to simplify the nomination process for candidates. This initiative, part of a broader movement to enhance electoral accessibility and security, represents a significant leap forward. However, as with any venture into new technological territories, there are bound to be growing […]

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New Mexico’s Online Candidate Nominating Petition Signature Portal

In 2023, New Mexico took a pioneering step forward in electoral processes. The recent adoption of the Online Candidate Nominating Petition Signature Portal by the Secretary of State, Maggie Toulouse Oliver, marks a significant milestone in modernizing and securing elections within the state. This innovative approach streamlines the candidate nomination process and broadens the horizon […]

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American Banker: CFPB’s latest overreach threatens to nationalize consumer finance

Originally published at americanbanker.com on March 15, 2024. In a bold move that may reshape the U.S. consumer finance landscape, Rohit Chopra’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued Consumer Financial Protection Circular 2024-01, marking a significant overreach into how Americans access financial services. This circular scrutinizes digital intermediaries, such as comparison-shopping tools and lead generators, dictating […]

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Transparency is Cultural, Not Transactional

In the realm of governance, transparency and openness are not mere buzzwords but foundational pillars that uphold the edifice of democracy. In their compelling discourse, Greg Brooks and Patrick Tuohey from Better Cities Project argue that open government is inherently a cultural phenomenon rather than a transactional obligation. This perspective resonates deeply with the ethos […]

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SPPI Joins Coalition Opposing the RECOUP Act

The Southwest Public Policy Institute (SPPI), a leading advocate for policy solutions that enhance freedom and prosperity in the Southwest, today announced its support for the Competitive Enterprise Institute-led coalition opposing the RECOUP Act (S. 2190). By signing the coalition letter, SPPI aligns itself with other prominent policy groups and experts in urging Congress to […]

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Albuquerque Journal: New Mexico Parents Want Gender Ideology Out of School Curriculum

Co-authored by Judy Pino and Patrick M. Brenner. Originally published at abqjournal.com on February 18, 2024. Radical gender ideology is running rampant through New Mexico’s public schools. State-funded after-school clubs that encourage children to explore LGBTQ+ identities without their parents’ knowledge are appearing in school districts more frequently. Children are being harmed by the dogged pursuit […]

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Report: 58 is the New 62

Rethinking American Retirement and Social Security

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