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‘Wonderment and Bemusement’

SPPI’s vice president of research talks about the policy and culture of the Silver State.

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Let’s Cancel the ‘Holidays’

Sales-tax breaks are popular, but they’re lousy fiscal policy.

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In which Southwest states do residents pay the most sales tax?

New Mexico and Nevada lead the region, while Oklahoma and Utah report the lowest sales tax burdens.

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We’re No. 17.5! We’re No. 17.5!

The latest research from the American Legislative Exchange Council offers more cause for optimism.

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Boomtown U.S.A.

The American Southwest’s population growth is en fuego — well, with two exceptions.

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Food, Folks, and Fiscal Policy

Is taxing groceries ‘regressive’?

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No. 47 Stumbled — No. 48 Soared

Why New Mexico has languished and Arizona has thrived

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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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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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Direct Democracy: Two Wins, Four Losses

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

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