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Donny Kendal is without John Nothdurft in episode #160 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. This week’s episode features work from The Heartland Institute, Truth In Accounting, Illinois Policy Institute, Mercatus Center, Tax Foundation, and Pew Charitable Trusts.
In the first segment, Donny is joined by Jim Lakely, director of communications. Jim joins the show to talk about Heartland’s upcoming 34th Anniversary Benefit Dinner. Donny and Jim talk about the featured speakers – Judge Andrew Napolitano, and Former congressman and national syndicated radio host, Joe Walsh.
Next, Donny and Jim are joined by Heartland Executive Editor Justin Haskins. The trio talk about the recently released Financial State of the States report by Truth and Accounting. After briefly talking about the report and the state rankings, they brainstorm a potential Illinois Doomsday Clock to gauge how far down the road Illinois is to fiscal ruin.
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Illinois Policy – Illinois Among States Least Equipped to Handle Next Recession
Moody’s Analytics – State of Illinois Forecast Report
Mercatus Center – State Fiscal Rankings
Tax Foundation – How Well-Funded are Pension Plans in Your State?
Tax Foundation – State-Local Tax Burden Rankings FY 2012
Pew Chartiable Trusts – Infographic: S&P State Credit Ratings
Business Insider – Net Domestic Migration
Last, Donny and Jim talk to Justin about his upcoming op-ed that covers the potential global cooling trend that may be just around the corner.
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