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CEI Podcast for April 14, 2011: Avoiding a Government Shutdown

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Warren Brookes Journalism Fellow Kathryn Ciano analyzes the Continuing Resolution passed by the House today that will keep the federal government open for another 6 months. She also looks at proposals from President Obama and Rep. Paul Ryan to reduce the budget deficit over the next decade.

CEI Podcast for January 6, 2011: DC’s Plastic Bag Tax

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Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellow Kathryn Ciano talks about Washington, DC’s five-cent tax on plastic bags. While plastic bag use has dropped from about 87 million per year to 55 million per year, it has only raised a little more than half the expected revenue. The Anacostia River also remains as dirty as ever; the tax was put into place to fund cleanup efforts.