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"California: Off the Rails" Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan appears on KUHL radio's Andy Caldwell show
Posted: Tue. February 26, 2019, 12:50pm PT

California Governor Gavin Newsom says the state will not finish the over-budget high speed rail line between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan, creator of the California Golden Fleece® Award lays out how the state got in to the high speed rail mess. He also talks about his book California Dreaming and the public pension crisis in California.

Recorded: Mon. February 25, 2019
Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Type: Radio

“San Francisco: Building Out of a Crisis” Sr. Vice President Mary Theroux appears on KGO radio
Posted: Mon. February 25, 2019, 4:14pm PT

Sr. Vice President Mary Theroux appears on the Chip Franklin show on KGO radio to talk about her recent Op-Ed in the San Francisco Chronicle about the housing crisis in San Francisco. Mary rebuts the argument by Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff who feels the tech industry is to blame for overpriced housing and rampant homelessness in San Francisco. She says government policy and regulations are the cause of the housing issues in San Francisco.

Recorded: Fri. February 22, 2019
Experts: Mary L. G. Theroux
Type: Radio

Senior Fellow Ivan Eland on Presidents’ Use of Executive Power
Posted: Fri. February 22, 2019, 10:27am PT

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland talked about President Trump’s use of executive power in his efforts for a U.S.-Mexico border wall and how presidents have used executive power in the past.

Recorded: Mon. February 18, 2019
Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television

“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