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Nov 27, 2015

In The Tank Podcast (ep14): Best of In The Tank Thus Far...

Because of the extended holiday weekend, today's edition of the In The Tank Podcast will be a best-of edition.

Nov 27, 2015

Washington State Supreme Court Rules Against Funding Charters

On September 4, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled by a 6–3 vote public charter schools are not eligible for state funding.

Nov 27, 2015

Washington State’s Regressive Wireless Taxes are Still the Highest in the Nation

Washington is once again the highest wireless tax state in the nation, according to a recent study<

Nov 26, 2015

Looking Back: Heartland Visits the Vatican Climate Summit

In today's holiday, best-of, edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, we look back to the spring where Heartland led a delegation of experts to the Vatican to supply an opposition voice to the U.N.

Nov 26, 2015

Montana Officials Propose Exclusion of Religious Schools from Scholarship Program

The Montana State Department of Revenue heard testimony regarding a controversial proposed rule that would prevent state funds from a new tax credit scholarship program being used to pay for school

Nov 25, 2015

Kathleen Sgamma: The Traveling Circus of Anti-Fracking Activists

Today's edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast features Kathleen Sgamma of the Western Energy Alliance.