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JUNE 23, 2017

Senate Health Care Bill Fails to Stop Collapse of Individual Health Insurance Market (Audio: Interview)


In an interview with WBAP's Morning News, IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews gives mixed reviews regarding the Senate Republicans' health care bill. 

JUNE 8, 2017

The AHCA in the Senate (Audio: Interview)


IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews joins Dean Stansel of SMU’s O’Neil Center on WBOB’s Ed Dean Show to discuss how the AHCA is moving in the US Senate and which provisions could be on the chopping block.

 

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. 

MAY 31, 2017

Paris Accord, Germany's Trade Surplus, & More (Audio: Interview)


On Point of View with Kerby Anderson, Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the importance of the U.S. pulling out of the Paris climate agreement, our trade relationship with Germany, and the latest on the progress of the American Healthcare Act as it reaches the Senate.

MAY 30, 2017

Trump Should Let Senate Dump Paris Climate Agreement (Audio: Interview)


Dr. Merrill Matthews joins WBAP’s Chris Salcedo Show discussing why President Trump should give the U.S. Senate right of refusal on the Paris climate accord, a redistributionist scheme signed onto by President Obama. 

MAY 25, 2017

Giovanetti Scores Texas's 85th Legislature (Audio: Interview)


As the Texas legislative session begins wrapping up, Tom Giovanetti joins 660 AM – The Answer’s Mark Davis to give legislators a scorecard on how well they did advancing a free market agenda in the Lone Star State. 

MAY 24, 2017

Obama-Era CAFE Standards Claim Ford's CEO (Audio: Interview)


Ford's CEO is out, in part from onerous and unrealistic CAFE standards which are forcing car manufacturers to build small, fuel-efficient cars very few people want. IPI's Dr. Merrill Matthews joins KMED's Bill Meyer to discuss what President Trump should do to boost the U.S. auto industry. 

MAY 23, 2017

Trump’s Budget Cuts (Audio: Interview)


President Trump’s budget is out and slashes spending on many entitlement and welfare programs, including Medicaid. IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews gives his take with Ed Dean on WBOB.  

 

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