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Drew Johnson: Proposed Global Tax on Tobacco

BTN PODCAST - Washington Times columnist and editor Drew Johnson joins The Heartland Institute’s Budget and Tax News managing editor Jesse Hathaway to talk about the World Health Organization’s (WHO) “Article 6,” a proposed global tax aimed at making tobacco products prohibitively expensive. Johnson, ejected from covering the public meetings for reporting on the WHO proceedings in Moscow, talks about the United Nations health organization’s misguided priorities, and the undemocratic nature of the proposed tariff rules.

David Schweikert: Secret Science Reform Act of 2014

ECN PODCAST - Congressman David Schweikert, Republican representing Arizona’s 6th district is the chairman of the House subcommittee on the Environment in the House Science, Space and Technology Committee. In this capacity, Representative Schweikert introduced the Secret Science Reform Act of 2014 (H.R. 4012) and with the support of Texas’s own Lamar Smith, chairman of the full committee, it was passed out of committee.

Jessica Sena: Challenges Associated with Increasing Oil and Natural Gas Production

ECN PODCAST - Research Fellow Isaac Orr and Jessica Sena from the Montana Petroleum Association discuss some of the challenges associated with the "growing pains" of increasing oil and natural gas production in the United States, and some of the potential solutions, including building more pipelines.

Nicole Kaeding: Grading America's Governors

BTN PODCAST - Cato Institute budget and policy analyst Nicole Kaeding joins Budget and Tax News managing editor, Jesse Hathaway, to discuss the Fiscal Policy Report Card on America’s Governors, a white paper examining and rating all 50 governors’ on their respective fiscal and tax policies. As Kaeding explains, voters’ reactions to governors’ fiscal policies may have led to some of the more surprising results on Election Day, and may hold implications for the 2016 presidential race.

Joy Pullmann: Post Election Updates

SRN PODCAST - Joy Pullmann discusses the ramifications the midterm elections will have on the education debate, with Heartland's Heather Kays.

Jay Lehr: Will the 2014 Election Results may Effect the Nations Energy Policy

ECN PODCAST - Jay Lehr, The Heartland Institute's science director is optimistic concerning the ability of the new Congress to prevent major new bad environmental and energy legislation from passing. Lehr discusses how the 2014 Election Results may Effect the Nations Energy Policy with Heartland's H. Sterling Burnett.
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