New Podcast from Mercatus: The Spending Addiction

This week on the Inside State and Local Policy Podcast: The Spending Addiction with Dr. Veronique de Rugy, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University. In this podcast Dr. de Rugy discusses:

The progression of spending as a percentage of GDP over the last 10 years
The dangers of states becoming too dependent on federal funds
Unfunded mandates to state governments
Recommendations for states to increase revenue in unique ways

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 Also, check out last week's podcast: How's Business: Find Out Where Your State Ranks