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A Letter to Secretary of Labor Martin Walsh Regarding Shared Savings Fees

We urge the Department of Labor (DOL) to require transparency and disclosure to employers with respect to so-called “shared savings fees” under employer-sponsored health plans to better ascertain their propriety and impact upon millions of Americans.

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D. Dowd Muska Joins Southwest Public Policy Institute as Senior Fellow

The Southwest Public Policy Institute is pleased to announce today that Dowd Muska has joined as a senior fellow.

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SPPI Files Lawsuit Against New Mexico Department of Taxation and Revenue

A failure to acknowledge a request to inspect records by a government body is equivalent to an improper denial.

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Joshua Young Joins Southwest Public Policy Institute Board Of Directors With Texas Expansion

The Southwest Public Policy Institute is pleased to announce today that Joshua Young has joined the organization’s board of directors.

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The Southwest Public Policy Institute Calls Out Better Business Bureau On Small-Dollar Lending Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rio Rancho, NM – Patrick Brenner, founder and president of the Southwest Public Policy Institute, called out the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) misleading attack on small-dollar lending in a new report. “While the report includes dozens of false assertions about the industry – from using the meaningless metric of APR, to making […]

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A Letter To The Better Business Bureau Regarding Specialized Emergency Lending

Kip MorseChief Executive OfficerBetter Business Bureau3033 Wilson Blvd, Suite 600Arlington, Virginia 22201 Dear Mr. Morse, We are seeking clarifications regarding a new report published by your organization on small-dollar lending on September 1, 2022. https://www.bbb.org/all/scamstudies/payday_loan_scams_study.html While the report includes dozens of false assertions about the industry – from using the meaningless metric of APR, to […]

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The Southwest Public Policy Institute Announces Strategic Partnership With Amazon

The Southwest Public Policy Institute, a nonprofit nonpartisan think tank focusing on the real issues impacting families and businesses in the American Southwest, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Amazon.

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The Southwest Public Policy Institute Announces New Democrat Board Member & Arizona Expansion

The Southwest Public Policy Institute, a nonprofit nonpartisan think tank focusing on the real issues impacting families and businesses in the American Southwest, is pleased to announce that James Hallinan of Phoenix, Arizona has joined the organization’s board of directors.

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Help Expose Government Corruption

Using the Corruption Tip Line, now anyone can fight government corruption while maintaining anonymity. The Southwest Public Policy Institute is pleased to announce a new initiative to fight corruption: the Corruption Tip Line. As of today, whistleblowers in the American Southwest can speak out by submitting evidence anonymously to the Southwest Public Policy Institute. This […]

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Tonja Brandt Joins Southwest Public Policy Institute Board Of Directors

Albuquerque (June 5, 2022) — The Southwest Public Policy Institute is pleased to announce today that Tonja Brandt has joined the organization’s board of directors. Tonja Brandt is a 1987 graduate of Manzano High School and graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree in 2012. As a […]