This week on Moving Forward, the Young Voices radio show, we hear from contributors Kenneth Schrupp, Gabriella Hoffman, Jorge Velasco and Elise Amez-Droz.

Beware anytime a politician starts popping corks to celebrate a budget “surplus.” Kenneth Schrupp explains California’s surplus myth and the fiscal cliff the state is approaching.

Few people have a greater vested interest in preserving the great outdoors than do sportsmen and fishermen. Gabriella Hoffman says a proposed lead ban would undermine these genuine conservation efforts as well as access to public lands.

Congress and the Biden administration are feverishly working on passing further gun control legislation before the November midterms. Jorge Velasco warns that the gun reform bill is anything but a solution.

Congress has a habit of putting off problems until they become an undeniable emergency. Elise Amez-Droz explains why the looming insolvency of Medicare’s hospital trust fund requires action sooner than later.

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