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Report: 58 is the New 62

Rethinking American Retirement and Social Security

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Fox Business Highlights the Launch of SPPI’s Bureau to Protect Financial Consumers

The Southwest Public Policy Institute (SPPI) is honored to announce that its recent launch of the Bureau to Protect Financial Consumers from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (BPFCCFPB) has been covered by nationally acclaimed Fox Business. This pivotal coverage by Fox Business underscores the urgent need for initiatives like the BPFCCFPB, which aim to champion […]

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SPPI Launches Bureau to Protect Financial Consumers

Rio Rancho, NM — The Southwest Public Policy Institute (SPPI) has launched its own Bureau to Protect Financial Consumers from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (BPFCCFPB). The BPFCCFPB seeks to provide financial consumers with an avenue to report malfeasance from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), such as their recent data breach which exposed users to malicious […]

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Las Cruces Sun News: A case for a permanent fund dividend

New Mexico stands on the cusp of a golden era, with its oil and gas boom enriching the state’s coffers to unprecedented levels. Now is the time to ensure that this wealth directly benefits the very people who make New Mexico vibrant and unique: its residents. Drawing inspiration from Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD), it’s […]

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Does the Mother Road Need Big Government?

Trait Thompson, executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society, is now a member of the Route 66 Centennial Commission. Nominated by U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the bureaucrat joins representatives from Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, and his home state whom The Swamp has tasked to “study and recommend in a report […]

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The Southwest’s Spaceport Scorecard

After more than two decades, there’s precious little ‘return’ from all the ‘public investment.’

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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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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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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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New Mexico Extends Medicaid Contracts Amidst Procurement Controversy

The $41,200 Centene Corporation investment in Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s reelection campaign has paid off.