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JUNE 8, 2017

Texas Legislature Special Session and Texting-While-Driving Ban (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with Mark Davis of 660 AM – The Answer, IPI president Tom Giovanetti offers his take on former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the U.S. Senate, the policy priorities for the Texas legislature’s special session, and Gov. Abbott’s signing of a controversial texting while driving ban. 

JUNE 7, 2017

Texas Bathroom Controversy, Property Tax Reform, and Workfare (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with 570 AM KLIF’s Grant Stinchfield, Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses top questions for the upcoming Texas special legislative session, including the viability of HB2899, a limited government solution to the bathroom controversy. Plus, what can Texas learn from California regarding property taxes? And on the national front, Matthews makes the case for putting more welfare beneficiaries to work to grow the economy, but will Republicans have the courage to implement “workfare”?

APRIL 20, 2017

HB 2899 Limits Municipal Overreach Into Bathrooms (Audio: Interview)


Tom Giovanetti tells the WBAP Morning News that the best solution to the transgender bathroom controversy is to limit rather than expand government power. This is the approach taken by HB 2899, which limits municipal overreach and allows transgendered persons to freely choose whatever restroom they feel is appropriate for them. 

APRIL 5, 2017

The Texas Bullet Train, Internet Privacy, and Government Surveillance (Audio: Interview)

IPI president Tom Giovanetti joins 660 AM - The Answer's Mark Davis to discuss government surveillance, debunk the false narrative Congress destroyed Internet privacy, and examine how no principled conservative objection can be found in the privately financed Texas Central Rail project.

MARCH 23, 2017

A "Bathroom Bill" Alternative? (Audio: Interview)


Tom Giovanetti joins Genesis Communications Network syndicated host Mike Siegel to discuss a range of topics, including immigration reform, civil liberties and the so-called "bathroom bill" legislative efforts, healthcare reform and more. 

MARCH 3, 2017

Why Congress Should Act on Email Privacy (Audio: Interview)


Tom Giovanetti says passing the Email Privacy Act would not only correct a glaring, 30-year-old mistake by protecting the privacy of digital data, but also help Congress and President Trump get off to a positive, bipartisan start.

JULY 14, 2016

Does Police Assault Bill Erode Due Process, Civil Liberties? (Audio: Interview)


Tom Giovanetti joins Mark Davis on 660 AM - The Answer to discuss new legislation introduced that claims to "back the blue," but would actually erode due process, civil liberties, and expand the federal government.

JULY 14, 2016

Does "Back the Blue Act" Do More Harm Than Good? (IPI Podcast)


Tom Giovanetti and Dr. Merrill Matthews discuss the recent Dallas police shooting and how politicians have quickly responded with the newly introduced “Back the Blue Act.” But does the legislation do more harm than good?

JUNE 3, 2016

Conservatives and Obama's Commutations (Audio: Interview)


While many conservatives may see President Obama’s commutations as being soft on crime, as people who prize liberty and individual rights, and who are skeptical about government power, conservatives actually should celebrate President Obama’s commutations. 

MAY 5, 2016

Can Cities Create Protected Classes? (Audio: Interview)


As furor over bathroom bills heats up, IPI's Tom Giovanetti joins State Rep. Matt Shaheen and talk host Mark Davis on the authority of municipalities to create protected classes.

 

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