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John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #114 of the In The Tank Podcast. This weekly podcast features (as always) interviews, debates, and roundtable discussions that explore the work of think tanks across the country. The show is available for download as part of the Heartland Daily Podcast every Friday. Today’s podcast features work from the Heartland Institute and the Illinois Policy Institute.
Policybot Featured Work of the Week
This week, Donny and John spend the majority of the podcast discussing Heartland’s America First Energy Conference which took place November 9 in Houston, Texas. Donny plays a handful of clips from the conference and John talks about what his major takeaways were.
Full conference videos are available here: Americafirstenergy.org
Other Think Tank Works
Donny and John also briefly talk about a retraction made by the Tax Policy Center. The organization recently released an analysis of the proposed tax reform – showing that it would negatively impact 1 out of every 8 tax filers.
Lastly, Donny and John talk about an article produced by the Illinois Policy Institute titled “Illinois General Assembly Passes Cursive Writing Mandate.” Refraining from offering their opinion on the skill of cursive writing itself, Donny and John talk about why these types of mandates are bad.