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Government Spending
September 24, 2018
Connecticut Cities' Fiscal Follies (Guest: Scott Shepard) Podcast
Scott Shepard, the Yankee Institute's Director of Policy and Research, joins the podcast to talk about the State of Connecticut's out-of-control spending, and why policymakers need to rein in reckless use of the state government's credit card.
Taxes
September 21, 2018
In The Tank (ep158) – World Poverty Declines Bigly, and Medicaid Expansion Costs Underestimated... Bigly Podcast
Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft, and Charlie Katebi, present episode #158 of the In The Tank Podcast. This week's episode features work from Cato, the World Bank, The Heartland Institute, the Idaho Freedom Foundation, the Yankee Institute, and Pew.
Health Care
September 20, 2018
Voices of Vapers: Consumers Are the Bedrock of Vaping Advocacy (Guest: Alex Clark) Podcast
In this episode of Voices of Vapers, Alex Clark, Chief Executive Officer of Consumer Advocates for Smoke Free Alternatives Association (CASAA) joins State Government Relations Manager Lindsey Stroud to discuss the consumer organization’s advocacy efforts.

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September 24, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
Scott Shepard, the Yankee Institute's Director of Policy and Research, joins the podcast to talk about the State of Connecticut's out-of-control spending, and why policymakers need to rein in reckless use of the state government's credit card.
September 21, 2018
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft, Charles Katebi
Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft, and Charlie Katebi, present episode #158 of the In The Tank Podcast. This week's episode features work from Cato, the World Bank, The Heartland Institute, the Idaho Freedom Foundation, the Yankee Institute, and Pew.
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September 20, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
In this episode of Voices of Vapers, Alex Clark, Chief Executive Officer of Consumer Advocates for Smoke Free Alternatives Association (CASAA) joins State Government Relations Manager Lindsey Stroud to discuss the consumer organization’s advocacy efforts.
September 19, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
California Gov. Jerry Brown's Global Climate Action Summit was overflowing with liberal political elites, activists, and celebrities touting the need for socialism to combat climate change -- all it was missing was any science to make their case.
September 18, 2018
By Sarah Lee
The Institute for Justice’s Joshua House explains how Certificate of Need laws are used by hospitals to drive out competition in the health care market.
September 17, 2018
By Steven Milloy, H. Sterling Burnett
Under President Donald Trump, EPA has begun a concerted effort to end corruption and bring transparency to the science used by the agency to underpin regulations.
September 14, 2018
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft
Donny Kendal and John Nothdurft present episode #157 of the In The Tank Podcast. This week's episode features work from the Illinois Policy Institute, the Civitas Institute, and National Taxpayers Union Foundation.
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September 13, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
In this episode of the Heartland Daily Podcast, research fellow Jesse Hathaway is joined by Buckeye Institute president Robert Alt, talking about the new legal front in the war for public-sector employees' rights to free association.
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September 12, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Arizona State Rep. Mark Finchem describes why closing the coal-fired Navajo Generating Plant would cause problems for three states' power grids and why it is a bad idea to mandate 50 percent renewable energy.
September 11, 2018
By Sarah Lee
The Heartland Institute's Health Care Research Fellow Sarah Lee interviews Justin Haskins, The Heartland Institute's executive editor and research fellow, on his new book "Socialism is Evil: The Moral Case Against Marx's Radical Dream."
September 10, 2018
How can direct primary care clinics lower costs and improve health care outcomes for Americans? Find out in this episode of the Heartland Daily Podcast!
September 7, 2018
By Donny Kendal, Jim Lakely, Charles Katebi, Lindsey Stroud
Donny Kendal presents episode #156 of the In The Tank Podcast. This week's episode features work from the California Policy Center, the Reason Foundation, and The Heartland Institute.
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September 6, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
Stefan Didak discusses his efforts to educate lawmakers on the advantages of vaping products versus combustible cigarettes.
September 5, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Idaho State Rep. Judy Boyle (R-Midvale) says federal laws and regulations, including the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act, hamper effective land and species management and result in harm to wildlife, forests, and people.
September 4, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
Are the allegations of anti-conservative search result manipulations levied against Google warranted? Find out in today’s episode of The Heartland Daily Podcast!
August 31, 2018
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft
Donny Kendal and John Nothdurft present episode #155 of the In The Tank Podcast. This week's episode features work from the Media Research Center, the Illinois Policy Institute, the Mackinac Center, and the Manhattan Institute.
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August 30, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Todd Kendall, Executive Vice President of Compass Lexicon, shows that cities and states that divest their pension funds from fossil fuel holdings will cost their retirees billions of dollars while doing nothing to protect the environment.
August 29, 2018
By David Shestokas, Christopher Talgo, Lindsey Stroud
In this episode of the Heartland Daily Podcast, guest Davis Shestokas covers police seizures, warrants, and tactics.
August 28, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
In this episode of the Daily Podcast, Heartland's Jesse Hathaway talks with Institute for Justice senior legislative counsel Lee McGrath about New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy's (D) fight against common-sense occupational-licensing reforms.
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August 28, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry says fossil fuels have been a boon for humankind, a blessing to the U.S. economy, and a benefit to the environment.
August 27, 2018
By Sarah Lee, Devon Herrick
Will Ohio’s new model for prescription drug pricing lower drug costs? Heartland Policy Advisor Devon Herrick, Ph.D. examines the situation.
August 24, 2018
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft
Donny Kendal and John Nothdurft present episode #154 of the In The Tank Podcast. This week's episode features work from the Cato Institute, the Center of the American Experiment, and the Nevada Policy Research Institute.
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August 23, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
In November, Colorado voters will be asked to approve Amendment 93, a ballot question creating a progressive income-tax structure to "soak the rich" and raise money for government schools.
August 21, 2018
By David Shestokas, Christopher Talgo, Lindsey Stroud
The history of the Third Amendment is analyzed in this episode of Constitutional Soundbites.
August 20, 2018
By Sarah Lee
The Heartland Institute's Health Care Research Fellow Sarah Lee interviews The Honorable Robert Henneke, General Counsel and Director of the Center for the American Future at the Texas Public Policy Foundation about the state challenge to Obamacare and hi
August 17, 2018
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft
Donny Kendal and John Nothdurft present episode #153 of the In The Tank Podcast. This week's episode features work from The Property and Environment Research Center, the Texas Public Policy Foundation, and the Center of the American Experiment. 
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August 16, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
California inmates fighting wildfires in the state will be unable to obtain gainful employment as firefighters due to the state's occupational licensing regulations.
August 15, 2018
By Sarah Lee
Do “certificate of need” laws allow hospitals to operate under monopolistic principles, keeping costs of health care services high? Dr. Gajendra Singh is suing the state of North Carolina to prove these laws do just that.
August 14, 2018
By Joseph Bast, H. Sterling Burnett
Heartland Institute Co-Founder Joe Bast explores the significant changes in climate, energy, and environmental policies that have occurred since President Donald Trump took office.
August 13, 2018
By Sarah Lee
Cato Institute's Michael F. Cannon discusses the new Trump administration rule that changes the terms related to short-term, limited duration health care plans in his op-ed “Obamacare Is Now Optional”
August 10, 2018
By Donny Kendal, Charles Katebi
Donny Kendal, with the help of Director of Communications Jim Lakely and State Government Relations Manager Charlie Katebi, presents episode #152 of the In The Tank Podcast.
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August 9, 2018
Assistant Secretary of the Interior, Land and Minerals Management Joe Balash gave a passionate and hopeful speech at AFEC 2018 on the strategy the Department is using to establish American energy dominance across the world.
August 8, 2018
By Joseph Bast, H. Sterling Burnett
Heartland Institute co-founder Joe Bast discusses The Heartland Institute's history, it's accomplishments and what it hopes to achieve under new leadership.
August 7, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Marlo Lewis, senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, says that federal fuel economy standards have stolen choice from consumers and heightened safety risks.
August 6, 2018
By Sarah Lee
Health iPass CEO Rajesh Voddiraju discusses his startup software company that helps providers navigate the new "patient as payer" direction in health care.
August 3, 2018
By Donny Kendal, Justin Haskins
Donny Kendal is joined by Heartland Executive Editor and Research Fellow Justin Haskins in episode #151 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the Empire Center for Public Policy and the Mercatus Center.
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August 2, 2018
By Dan Pilla, Jesse Hathaway
Recently, the US. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced a redesign of the individual income tax return form some people say will be able to fit on a single postcard. However, this policy may be misleading.
August 1, 2018
By Sarah Lee
The idea that you have to beg the government to save your own life is absurd. Naomi Lopez Bauman goes into how right to try can subvert this lunacy.
July 31, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
R.J. Smith, the godfather of free market environmentalism, argues the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's proposed reforms to the Endangered Species Act are modest and don't go nearly far enough to truly protect species.
July 30, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
Mark Janus, a senior fellow with the Illinois Policy Institute and the successful plaintiff in Supreme Court case Janus v. AFSCME, joins the podcast to talk about what’s next for worker freedom.