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BPC’s Common Cents podcast series focuses on timely fiscal and economic policy issues. 

Episode 5: Higher Education

March 2017

Shai Akabas and Kenneth Megan discuss barriers to affordably completing a college education and explore some policy options to reforming the higher education system.

Episode 4: Tax Reform

February 2017
Bill Hoagland and Steve Bell take a look at issues related to tax reform.

Episode 3: Evidence-Based Budgeting 

February 2017
Sandy Davis discusses how evidence-based budgeting can help in policy decision-making and why it has become a hot topic on Capitol Hill.

Episode 2: The Debt Limit

January 2017
Shai Akabas and Sandy Davis offer clear reasons for why policymakers and the public need to pay attention to the debt limit and budget deficits.

Episode 1: Insights on Budget Reconciliation

January 2017
BPC Senior Vice President Bill Hoagland offers insights about a complex congressional budget process that is already underway as the new Congress considers important priorities like health care and tax reform. 

Hoagland explains what the term reconciliation means and how the process is used to expedite certain legislation that changes taxes, spending, or the federal debt limit.