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Taxes Too High? Political Parties Too Divided?


Do we know what we really pay in taxes? Are our political parties united on the issues, the candidates, or the fundamental policies that have traditionally formed them? Listen in for a few answers and a few more questions from State of the State podcasters Matt Grossmann, IPPSR's Director, Charles Ballard, director of IPPSR's State of the State Survey and IPPSR Associate Director Arnold Weinfeld. They talk together and share the air with guests monthly.

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IPPSR thanks MSU's Communications and Brand Strategy office, MSU Director of Public Relations Jennifer Davis, Producer Russ White of MSU Advancement Marketing and Communications, IPPSR Policy Fellow Abbey Frazier and all those who support the efforts necessary to make this production possible.