IRS gets funding boost, Fish get drone observers

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A check from the IRS sits on a table with crucial information covered with an envelope
In this April 23, 2020, photo, President Donald Trump’s name is seen on a stimulus check issued by the IRS to help combat the adverse economic effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. Eric Gay/AP Photo

A three-year study is using drone sailboats and underwater vehicles to better understand fish in the Great Lakes. We learn about the project. But first, a tax analyst discusses Democrats passing new taxes and more funding for the Internal Revenue Service.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Royce Podeszwa Technical Director
  • Samantha Jacoby Guest
  • Peter Esselman Guest

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