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SPPI Expresses Disappointment in Supreme Court Ruling Upholding CFPB Funding Structure

The Southwest Public Policy Institute warns that this decision will embolden regulatory overreach and drive consumer prices up.

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SPPI Sues New Mexico Secretary of State for Greater Government Transparency

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, underscores SPPI’s dedication to government transparency and accountability.

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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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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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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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