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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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Fox News: Who’s protecting consumers from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?

If CFPB found a financial institution had suffered a data breach of a similar magnitude, the fines and fees would be astronomical.

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SPPI Expresses Concern Over Delays in Settlement Agreement Finalization

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, […]

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KRQE Covers SPPI v City of Albuquerque

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 […]

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In Denver, They Lobbied, and You Paid

Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

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Arizona Daily Star: It’s wrong to force Arizonans to pay for government lobbying

Originally published at tucson.com on June 29, 2023. As the smackdown over school choice in Arizona intensifies, taxpayers in the Grand Canyon State should know that they’re paying for both attacks on and defenses of the Empowerment Scholarship Account Program. The Arizona School Boards Association charges that “vouchers” impose “unsustainable” costs and are “a massive blow to […]

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Bakersfield Californian: It’s wrong to force Californians to fund government lobbying

Intergovernmental advocacy in California is compelled speech, and as such, a violation of the First Amendment.

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Austin American-Statesman: It’s wrong to force Texans to pay for local-government lobbying

Taxpayer-funded lobbying by organizations like the Texas Association of School Boards highlights the urgent need for a united effort to end all taxpayer-funded lobbying and protect free speech.

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Pagosa Daily Post: Your Taxes, Funding Lobbyists in Denver

Intergovernmental advocacy is compelled speech, and as such, a violation of the First Amendment.

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SPPI Files Lawsuit to Compel Mesa Public Schools to Provide Public Records

The Southwest Public Policy Institute has filed a lawsuit against Mesa Public Schools in Arizona to compel the release of public records in compliance with Arizona Public Records Law.