The Rundown - Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - The downside of paid family leave; State Sen Pres Kevin Grantham; News on Firestone house explosion; Racism at the ballpark

We spoke the other day about this terrible story:

Now there's an update:

I don't know just who has what legal liability here. And while the proximity of the well itself to the home was not a factor in this tragedy, the bottom line is that there wouldn't have been a gas line from the well to what used to be nearby gas production infrastructure. So this is something energy companies will need to start thinking about immediately, and doing all sorts of testing near existing wells. Also important to note that one of the lines probably was supposed to be disconnected and capped, but wasn't. I'm sure there's more info to follow.


6:36 AM Guest: Cato Institute policy analyst Vanessa Brown Calder joins the show to talk about the negative unintended consequences of paid family leave which, apart from it's very high cost, seems to many like a good idea. Bastiat, as always, would have had something to say about this. Meanwhile, Colorado Democrats in the state House of Representatives are proposing another expensive paid family leave bill.

7:36 AM Guest: State Senate President Kevin Grantham (R-Canon City) joins us to talk about the good, the bad and the ugly of the 2017 legislative session which will end in about a week. 


I really wish this were true, but the administration is denying it for now:

How does this happen in the United States in 2017?

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