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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”?

JUNE 5, 2017

No Better Time Than Now To Ax The CBO (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with WAVA's Don Kroah, Tom Giovanetti says while Republicans control Congress and the White House, they should be making strides toward structural changes that will last for decades, and the Congressional Budget Office is a prime candidate for the chopping block. “The CBO makes it very difficult for Congress to cut taxes, and it does a terrible job of estimates, but we’re stuck with them,” he said. 

FEBRUARY 28, 2017

A Look Back at CPAC 2017 (Audio: Interview)


IPI president Tom Giovanetti joins 660 AM - The Answer's Mark Davis to recap and discuss the highlights of CPAC 2017. 

JANUARY 19, 2017

Policy Priorities for Trump's First 100 Days (Audio: Podcast)


IPI president Tom Giovanetti and resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews discuss what could happen in the Trump administration's first 100 days, with a special look at the policy priorities for repealing and replacing Obamacare, tax reform, and immigration. 

JANUARY 11, 2017

A New Year, A New President (Audio: Interview)


IPI president Tom Giovanetti joins 660 AM - The Answer's Mark Davis Show discussing the legacy of President Obama, the Trump team's upcoming confirmation hearings, and the new administration's tax reform priorities.

AUGUST 10, 2016

IPI Podcast: Internet Taxes and the Nexus Standard


The MFA and other Internet sales tax formulations would massively expand government power and burden small and medium-sized retailers with new tax-collection burdens. IPI’s Bartlett Cleland defines economic nexus and explains why the standard is so important. 

AUGUST 5, 2016

Republican Platform Puts the Brakes on Taxing the Internet (Audio: Interview)


Tom Giovanetti joins fill-in host Paul Gleiser on 660 AM - The Answer's Mark Davis Show to discuss important language included in the Republican platform that puts the brakes on government's ability to tax and regulate the Internet.

AUGUST 5, 2016

IPI Podcast: Online Sales Tax and the GOP Platform


In a regular Policy Wonks podcast, IPI president Tom Giovanetti discusses the Marketplace Fairness Act and how IPI was successful in influencing the Republican party platform to include language opposing the expansion of government's power in regulating and taxing the Internet. 

FEBRUARY 5, 2016

New Hampshire, Tax Proposals & Civil Asset Forfeiture (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with KSKY's Mark Davis on 660 AM - The Answer, IPI president Tom Giovanetti discusses what's at stake for GOP presidential contenders in the upcoming New Hampshire primary, all the candidates' tax plans, and the "mission creep" of civil asset forfeiture abuse that threatens civil rights and the integrity of law enforcement. 

 

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