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Draining the Swamp, from a Distance

What states are doing to combat D.C.’s dysfunction

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It’s Time to Ditch the Double Tax

Taxing corporate income is counterproductive — more states should learn from Texas and Nevada

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A Tale of Two Policy Models

Job-creation in the region is surging again — excluding California and New Mexico, of course.

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‘Unpleasantly Surprised Almost Every Single Day’

Is promoting tourism a legitimate government function?

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The Lone Star State’s Very Good Year

Texas has seen a significant increase in population and economic growth in recent years, attracting both domestic and foreign investment, largely due to the state’s favorable policies including no income tax, a reasonable regulatory burden, restrained government spending, as well as its successful energy sector.

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The Unintentional Consequences of Banning Specialized Emergency Loans

Specialized emergency lenders play a crucial role in providing access to credit for individuals who may not qualify for traditional loans from banks or credit unions, and can be a lifeline for those facing unexpected expenses or a temporary financial setback.

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The Center Square: Proposed Rail Acquisition Undermines American Competition and Economic Growth

At this time of uncertainty in the global marketplace, it is imperative to promote competitive and efficient supply chain solutions for the good of American economic security and competitive markets.

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It’s Time to Redistribute New Mexico’s Government-Accumulated Wealth

As the oil and gas industry in New Mexico booms, the state’s projected revenue for the 2024 fiscal year is close to $12 billion. We believe it’s time for the state to consider redistributing some of this newfound wealth to its citizens.

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Report: A Bright, Shining Disappointment

Solar Photovoltaic’s Failure in the Southwest.

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Direct Democracy: Two Wins, Four Losses

The red wave turned out to be more of a red trickle.