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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

January 2015

Jefferson Journal:  Economic Forecast Shows Slow Growth at Best for Virginia
Jefferson Journal: Economic Forecast Shows Slow Growth at Best for Virginia — By Michael Thompson and Stephan Cassaday  The Jefferson Institute's 15th annual Economic Forecast for Virginia is out, and it shows that our economy -- with its overreliance on federal spending -- continues to recover slowly from the Great Recession.  More importantly, it points to a way to develop Virginia into the "Energy Capital of the East Coast."  Read It Here!

December 2014

Jefferson Journal:  Reform Health 'Need' Regulations
Jefferson Journal: Reform Health 'Need' Regulations — By Michael W. Thompson  Here's one way to reduce health care costs:  Eliminate this antiquated relic of health care mandates that stands in the way of competition, innovation and access to care for Virginians.  Read It Here!

September 2014

Jefferson Journal:  Ocean Drilling Makes Good Sense
Jefferson Journal: Ocean Drilling Makes Good Sense — The economic benefits from drilling off Virginia's coast for natural gas and oil far exceed the cost of possible environmental impacts.  That's the conclusion of a new study by the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy and this commentary by Institute President Mike Thompson.  Read It Here!

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