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Mike Thompson is the Chairman and President of the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy, Virginia’s premier independent public policy foundation. This column reflects his opinions and not necessarily those of the Thomas Jefferson Institute. He can be reached at info@thomasjeffersoninst.org.

Written by Mr. Michael W. Thompson

April 2016

Thompson:  Virginia's Competitiveness Continues to Decline
Thompson: Virginia's Competitiveness Continues to Decline — Based on the latest report from the American Legislative Exchange Council, Virginia's competitiveness against other states is continuing on its downward spiral, says Thomas Jefferson Institute President Mike Thompson.  Ranked as high as Number 5 in 2013, the state's economic outlook now ranks Number 13.  Read It Here!

February 2016

Jefferson Journal:  Renting Private Rooms Makes Sense
Jefferson Journal: Renting Private Rooms Makes Sense — By Michael Thompson  The General Assembly is debating how best to allow private homeowners to rent their extra bedrooms on a short term basis.  That decision may be made this year or next, but it is an important one in this changing economy.  Here's why its a good idea ... and some issues that need to be considered.  (2/23/2016)  Read It Here!

February 2016

Jefferson Journal:  Time to Reform State Hospital Regulations
Jefferson Journal: Time to Reform State Hospital Regulations — By Michael Thompson  Virginia lives under an out-of-date Certificate of Public Need (COPN) law originally enacted at the urging of the federal government in an effort to contain health care costs.  The federal requirement was repealed in 1987.  It's time to take it off Virginia's books, too.  Read It Here!

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