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“CA DMV is in Crisis” Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan appears on KAHI radio
Posted: Tue. February 12, 2019, 5:08pm PT

California's Department of Motor Vehicles is in crisis. Lines can wrap around DMV offices and customers can wait up to 6 or 7 hours for basic services. Lawrence McQuillan's recent California Golden Fleece® Award exposes the incompetence at the DMV and offers solutions that can help alleviate the upcoming October 1, 2020 deadline for 23 million Californians to get a Real ID at the DMV if they are to board an airplane without their passport.

Recorded: Tue. February 12, 2019
Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Type: Radio

“23 Million Still Need a Real ID from CA DMV” Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan appears on KMJ radio
Posted: Tue. February 12, 2019, 3:12pm PT

Before October 2020, another 23 million Californians have to get a federally-mandated Real ID in order to board a plane without a passport. Lines are already long at DMV offices throughout the state, so the extra burden will likely make the situation worse unless drastic reforms are taken by California. Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan lays out the steps outlined in his California Golden Fleece® Award

Recorded: Tue. February 12, 2019
Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Type: Radio

“CA DMV Solutions for Reform” Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan appears on KFI radio
Posted: Mon. February 11, 2019, 5:12pm PT

Market reforms are needed to make California's DMV more efficient for customers. Lawrence McQuillan, director of the California Golden Fleece® Award talks with hosts John and Ken about his recommendations for the state's Department of Motor Vehicles. Competition for services would benefit the 23 million California drivers who need to acquire a Real ID card before October 2020, says McQuillan.

Recorded: Mon. February 11, 2019
Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Type: Radio

Senior Fellow Richard Vedder Interviewed on Journal Editorial Report, Fox News Channel
Posted: Thu. January 31, 2019, 4:17pm PT

Senior Fellow Richard K. Vedder is interviewed on the Journal Editorial Report by Paul Gigot on why the "Free College" proposal by Democrats is hypocritical and harmful. Dr. Vedder is author of the forthcoming Independent Institute book, Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America.

Recorded: Sat. January 26, 2019
Experts: Richard K. Vedder
Type: Television

“CA DMV Fleeces Its Customers” Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan appears on KFI radio
Posted: Wed. January 30, 2019, 2:37pm PT

Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan appears on KFI radio's Wake Up Call show to talk about the recent California Golden Fleece® Award given to California's Department of Motor Vehicles. Waste, fraud, and abuse of California's citizens by the DMV is unnecessary and can be solved with private partnerships with companies that know how to solve customers' needs.

Recorded: Wed. January 30, 2019
Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Type: Radio

“CA DMV Bureaucracy” Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan appears on KOGO radio
Posted: Wed. January 30, 2019, 2:24pm PT

The DMV had 13 years to prepare for the federally mandated Read IDs needed by Californians, but they failed to prepare during that time so wait times escalated dramatically with 5-7 hour wait times not uncommon. A DMV data processor who was found to have slept on the job for over 2,000 hours but wasn't fired due to incompetent documentation. Private companies are better equipped to handle customer demands, says Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan.

Recorded: Tue. January 29, 2019
Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Type: Radio

“CA DMV Chaos” Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan appears on KFAX radio
Posted: Wed. January 30, 2019, 2:19pm PT

In California last year, there was a 50% increase in wait times for DMV services. Some customers wait for 5-7 hours to get their license renewed. Why? Incompetence. And also because there is no market discipline. There is no where else to go to get a driver's license or new Real ID required by federal law. Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuiilan's recommendations for the DMV include private venders who are held to better standards through customer satisfaction.

Recorded: Tue. January 29, 2019
Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Type: Radio

T.R.M. Howard: Doctor, Entrepreneur, Civil Rights Pioner | Linda & David Beito
Posted: Wed. January 23, 2019, 5:49pm PT

Independent Institute Research Fellows Linda and David Beito at the Young Black Leadership Summit held on Washington, D.C. on October 24 and 25, 2018.

Recorded: Thu. October 25, 2018
Experts: David T. Beito, Linda Royster Beito
Type: Independent Institute Event