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Draining the Swamp, from a Distance

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

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What About the ‘Megadrought’?

On the Arizona-California border, the Colorado River below the Palo Verde Dam is running at 110 percent of its median flow. Utah is “having an astounding winter,” and “in certain watersheds, it’s breaking records.” In New Mexico, the Pecos River near Lake Arthur is flowing at 108 percent of its median. Flagstaff’s “received 84.5 inches […]

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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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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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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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Solar in the Southwest: A Bright Shining Disappointment

Solar is a bust, even in the sun-drenched Southwest. If it can’t make it here, it can’t make it anywhere.

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Report: A Bright, Shining Disappointment

Solar Photovoltaic’s Failure in the Southwest.

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SPPI Job Index: Dark Clouds Are Gathering

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

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COVID Recovery: How is the American Southwest Doing?

States throughout the region boast a wide disparity of economic recovery in the aftermath of the pandemic.