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E.J. McMahon: Ending New York's 'Temporary' Income Tax Hike Would Send Good Signal

BTN PODCAST - Higher taxes on upper-income earners in New York are supposed to expire at the end of the year, but government labor unions and many Democrat lawmakers prefer to extend the high taxes. The Manhattan Institute's E.J. McMahon says ending the increases would send a good signal to entrepreneurs. Extending them would drive more job-creators out of state.

Carrie Severino: Should Elena Kagan Recuse Herself?

HCN PODCAST - Benjamin Domenech speaks with Carrie Severino of the Judicial Crisis Network on whether Elena Kagan should recuse herself from the SCOTUS hearings on Obamacare.

Andrew Biggs: Are Public School Teachers Overpaid?

SRN PODCAST - A new study employing a more complex comparison concludes that teachers earn one and a half what comparable professionals do, amounting to overcharging taxpayers approximately $120 billion a year. Andrew Biggs, a study coauthor and resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, joins the podcast to discuss his findings and respond to criticism against them from the American Federation of Teachers.

Jack Spencer: Michigan Forces Parents to Join Union to Care for Ill

Robert and Patricia Haynes use their own home to care for their two children with severe cerebral palsy. A Michigan law passed in virtual secrecy forces them and thousands of others to pay union dues to provide home health care to family members. The Mackinac Center's Jack Spencer provides the disturbing details.

Rich Trzupek: EPA's Regulatory Overreach

Rich Trzupek discusses EPA's regulatory overreach and his new book 'Regulators Gone Wild: How the EPA Is Ruining American Industry

Dr. Lew Andrews: Creating Community Dialogue with Local Schools

A Connecticut taxpayer group has just released the first-ever independent survey of local high school graduates, hoping to spark discussions with their school board about student needs and ways to improve. Dr. Lew Andrews of the Yankee Institute joins the podcast to explain how and why the group conducted their survey, and how other taxpayers could stimulate similar discussion in their own towns. Find the survey and more information about Nonpartisan Action for a Better Redding online at BetterRedding.org.
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