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SPPI President, Patrick Brenner, to Speak at Independent Women’s Forum Panel

We are thrilled to announce that Patrick Brenner, president of the Southwest Public Policy Institute (SPPI), will be representing SPPI as a distinguished panelist at the Independent Women’s Forum. The panel will test a simple, powerful idea: how do we ensure fair lending policies for vulnerable Americans; and will bring together experts to address the […]

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A 3-Letter Word: J-O-B-S

Our region’s employment boom continues.

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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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Haaland v. Brackeen: Tribal Sovereignty Wins

The Supreme Court of the United States affirms a significant victory for tribal sovereignty, protecting the cultural identity of Native Americans.

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Austin American-Statesman: It’s wrong to force Texans to pay for local-government lobbying

Taxpayer-funded lobbying by organizations like the Texas Association of School Boards highlights the urgent need for a united effort to end all taxpayer-funded lobbying and protect free speech.

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SPPI Employment Index: November-April

The good times roll on — how long can they last?

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SPPI Partners with Holtec International to Drive Innovation in Energy and Public Policy

The two organizations forge a strategic partnership to drive innovation in energy and public policy, aiming to improve the quality of life in the American Southwest and promote sustainable solutions.

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SPPI President to Join Lou Young Radio Show to Discuss Holtec International

Patrick Brenner will join Emmy Award-winning journalist Lou Young on “Tough Times with Lou Young” radio show to discuss the recent approval of Holtec International’s permit for a consolidated interim storage facility of spent nuclear fuel.

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Report: They Lobby — You Pay

Why and How to Stop Taxpayer-Funded Advocacy

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Las Cruces Sun News: Embracing the American Southwest’s Energy Future

A crucial opportunity exists to shape the American Southwest’s energy landscape and achieve economic growth while overcoming misguided opposition.