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Tom Rogan - Issue 1 - What's Going On in DC and the Return of "McLaughlin Group"

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Release Date: 01/27/2018

Stephen Moore – 2024 PRI Baroness Thatcher Dinner Keynote Speaker and Honoree show art Stephen Moore – 2024 PRI Baroness Thatcher Dinner Keynote Speaker and Honoree

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Join us for a special presentation of remarks by noted economist Stephen Moore, who was the keynote speaker and honoree at this year’s PRI Baroness Thatcher Dinner in Newport Beach.  He talks about the challenges facing the US economy today and gives a preview of what economic policy would look like under a re-elected President Biden or President Trump.  Tim and Ro also discuss the start of the summer travel season, Trump and Biden agreeing to two presidential debates, and the key bills that were defeated or advanced out of the Appropriations Committees.

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Wayne Winegarden -- Newsom’s May Revised Budget show art Wayne Winegarden -- Newsom’s May Revised Budget

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California is in a deep budget deficit.  In the May Revised budget, Gov. Newsom’s makes real cuts and suggests some efficiency improvements but are they enough?  PRI senior fellow in business and economics Wayne Winegarden unpacks the governor’s plan.  The proposal still relies on too many budget gimmicks and fund shifts, and underestimates the severity of the current budget shortfall.

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How Lowered Academic Standards Hurts California’s Students, Economy - 2024 Sacramento Policy Conference show art How Lowered Academic Standards Hurts California’s Students, Economy - 2024 Sacramento Policy Conference

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From PRI’s 2024 Sacramento policy conference, senior director of education studies Lance Izumi moderates a panel discussing the implosion of academic rigor in California’s schools, and how that affects California’s students – particularly those most vulnerable – and impacts the state’s economic competitiveness.  A preview of his upcoming PRI book The Great Classroom Collapse, Lance talks with parent activists who share their stories about challenging the education status quo in their communities.  Learn about reforms to ensure students can graduate and are prepared to...

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Wayne Winegarden on PRI's New Spending Watch Project show art Wayne Winegarden on PRI's New Spending Watch Project

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This week, we're pleased to a special presentation by PRI's Dr. Wayne Winegarden on our new Spending Watch initiative, which calculates the impact of major state legislation on outmigration, unemployment, taxes, and the economy.  In his presentation from PRI's recent Sacrament policy conference, he discusses the first Spending Watch analysis on the controversial reparations legislation.  Tim and Ro also talk about the debate over controversial legislation to outlaw NDAs in legislative negotiations.

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Todd Myers – Time to Think Small on the Environment show art Todd Myers – Time to Think Small on the Environment

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Our podcast guest this week is Todd Myers, director of the Washington Policy Center’s Center for the Environment.  With more than two decades in environmental policy, Todd’s experience includes work on a range of environmental issues, including climate policy, forest health, old-growth forests, and salmon recovery. Todd’s new book is “Time to Think Small: How nimble environmental technologies can solve the planet’s biggest problems,” which he discussed at PRI’s Annual Sacramento Policy Conference earlier this year.   This podcast is a recording of his talk.

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How Can We Actually Reduce Homelessness in California? – 2024 PRI Sacramento Conference show art How Can We Actually Reduce Homelessness in California? – 2024 PRI Sacramento Conference

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From PRI’s recent Sacramento policy conference, we present a panel discussion featuring elected officials, innovators, and policy researchers discussing creative approaches to addressing California’s homeless problem.  Speakers include Sacramento County District Attorney Thien Ho, who is suing the city of Sacramento over its failure to enforce homeless laws on the books, Joanne Price from the innovative nonprofit Dignity Moves, which prioritizes building more economical and effective interim supportive housing, and PRI’s Dr. Wayne Winegarden, who details the findings of the new Free...

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Reforming Criminal Justice Policy to Put Victims First - 2024 PRI Sacramento Conference show art Reforming Criminal Justice Policy to Put Victims First - 2024 PRI Sacramento Conference

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With reform legislation being debated to address rising incidents of retail and auto theft and a ballot measure in circulation to repeal the most sweeping provisions of Prop. 47, we present a panel discussion on California’s growing crime problem from PRI’s recent Sacramento conference.  Speakers include retired Brigadier Gen. Bob Spano, whose aunt was tragically murdered in the 1980s, crime victim advocate Nina Salarno who was recently appointed Modoc County District Attorney, and Placer County District Attorney Morgan Gire.  Plus, Tim and Ro discuss the solar eclipse and the...

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Andrew Stuttaford – Electric Cars: Central Planning’s Latest Vehicle show art Andrew Stuttaford – Electric Cars: Central Planning’s Latest Vehicle

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Our podcast this week is a recording of remarks by Andrew Stuttaford, editor of National Review’s Capital Markets.  Andrew spoke at a PRI dinner in San Francisco in March on progressives’ efforts to mandate electric vehicles and the problems that lie ahead should they be successful.  Before becoming a writer and commentator, he worked in finance for nearly four decades.  In addition to National Review and NRO, Andrew Stuttaford’s work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, and City Journal.

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Mike Gatto – Noir By Necessity show art Mike Gatto – Noir By Necessity

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Our guest this week is former Assemblymember Mike Gatto, who during his tenure, chaired the powerful Appropriations Committee.  Mike Gatto was an up-and-coming lawmaker when his father was brutally murdered. To try and solve the mystery of his father’s murder, Mike journeys through the world of crime investigations, modern law enforcement in Los Angeles, and politics.  He shares his experience and insight against a backdrop of surging violent crime in cities across the state.  His father’s case is still unsolved.

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Robert Bryce and Tyson Culver - Juice, Power, Politics and the Grid show art Robert Bryce and Tyson Culver - Juice, Power, Politics and the Grid

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Filmmakers Robert Bryce and Tyson Culver join us to discuss their new docuseries Juice, which explores how misguided government energy policies and cronyism are threatening energy reliability and affordability.  Also, Rowena and Tim discuss why Gov. Newsom is delaying his State of the State address and the latest legislative proposal to address California's $73 billion budget deficit.

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