John Nothdurft returns to the podcast, joining Donny Kendal for episode #29 of the In The Tank Podcast.This weekly podcast features (as always) interviews, debates, roundtable discussions, stories, and light-hearted segments on a variety of topics on the latest news. The show isavailable for download as part of theHeartland Daily PodcasteveryFriday. Today’s podcast features work from R Street, the Cascade Policy Institute, and the James Madison Institute.

Featured Work of the Week Featured this week is a policy study by theR Street Institutetitled “Regulatory Budgeting: Lessons From Canada.” The report highlights the practice of regulatory budgeting which caps the costs of regulations implemented and forces old regulations to be repealed. The report shows how the process has been successful in Canada and examines how it could be applied to the United States. In the World of Think Tankery Today Donny and Johntalk about an article and testimony by theCascade Policy Institutediscussing the plan to phase out coal power plants in the state and instituting a 50% renewable mandate. Thetestimony on the planargues the mandate would increase the cost of electricity and potentially destabilize the entire electrical grid. They also talk about an article by theJames Madison Institutetitled “Would Florida be Better Off as Two States Rather than One?” Recently the South Miami City Commission proposed a plan to secede the bottom 24 counties into a new state. Donny and John give their opinions on the matter and examine other similar propositions in other states. Events Here area handful of upcoming events that you may be interested in attending. Mackinac Center –Screening of Poverty, Inc(Monday, Mar 14) @ Northwood University in Midland, Michigan Heartland Institute –Can Humans Cause Global Warming with CO2-Emissions From the Burning of Fossil Fuels?w/ Fred Goldberg (Tuesday, Mar 15) @ The Heartland Institute right here in Arlington Heights, Illinois America’s Future Foundation –Open Borders Debate(Wednesday, Mar 16) in Washington D.C. Cascade Policy Institute –Policy Picnic(Wednesday, Mar 30) @ Cascade Policy Institute in Portland, Oregon Listen Here:http://blog.heartland.org/2016/03/in-the-tank-podcast-ep29-canadas-regulatory-budgeting-coal-free-oregon-and-state-partitions/