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‘Unpleasantly Surprised Almost Every Single Day’

Is promoting tourism a legitimate government function?

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Let the Sessions (and the Spending) Begin!

All eight states of the American Southwest are, or will soon be, in session. Will legislators return budget surpluses to inflation-battered taxpayers, or launch spend-a-thons?

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Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham Announces Official School Choice Week Declaration

New Mexico’s Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham officially declared January 22-28, 2023 as School Choice Week!

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Senator Craig Brandt Introduced a Bill to Fund Students Not Systems

Senator Craig Brandt recently introduced a bill to fund students in New Mexico, which would create comprehensive school choice reform.

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Event: The Future of Education in New Mexico

Senator Craig Brandt and Corey DeAngelis, PhD join the Southwest Public Policy Institute to discuss the future of education in New Mexico.

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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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The Future of School Choice in New Mexico

School Choice will remain an important focus in 2023. Informing parents about the concept is a critical first step.

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Podcast: the Bonds and Amendments on New Mexico’s 2022 Ballot

Early childhood education, exploiting the Land Grant Permanent Fund, and judicial reform are topics found on New Mexico’s ballots.

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SPPI Job Index: Dark Clouds Are Gathering

Today‚Äôs fresh employment numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics are concerning.

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Poll: 3 of 4 Parents Want to Enroll Their Children in a Charter School

Parents of Albuquerque Public Schools are unsatisfied with the public school system and want an exit.