California Podcast

PRI Center for California fellow Kerry Jackson discusses the electricity shutoff that plunged some 3 million Californians into darkness. He reviews the history of California’s utility problems, the lack of market incentives for delivering power in the state, and examines the policy decisions that...

Keli’i Akina is the president of the Grassroot Institute, a non-partisan think tank based in Hawaii. Besides sunshine and palm trees, California and Hawaii have something in common – one-party rule. As Dr, Akina says in the interview, Hawaii is as blue as the ocean...

Jared Walczak of the Tax Foundation discusses taxes, taxes, and more taxes in the Golden State.  He offers his analysis of the split roll tax, the state and local income tax deduction and its impact on high-tax states like California, reforming the state’s tax structure,...

Longtime Capitol journalist Steven Greenhut of the R Street Institute joins us for our annual end-of-session wrap-up. We discuss all the hot issues from this legislative session, including the debate over who is an independent contractor and who is an employee, the fight over...

[podcast src="https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/10259732/height/360/theme/standard/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/" width="100%" height="360" scrolling="no" class="podcast-class" frameborder="0" placement="top" use_download_link="" download_link_text="" primary_content_url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/prianotherround/Kevin_McCarthy_100th_Episode_Podcast_B.mp3" theme="standard" custom_color="" libsyn_item_id="10259732" /] It's the 100th episode of Next Round with PRI and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy is our special guest.  We discuss the first 6 months of the Democratic majority in the...