Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy

Chairman and President

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

July 2016

Jefferson Journal:  Virginia's Economy Needs a Real Boost
Jefferson Journal: Virginia's Economy Needs a Real Boost — By Michael Thompson  The Virginia budget shortfall for this past fiscal year likely means a $500 million deficit for the two-year budget unless something dramatic happens.  So what can we do to build our economy and put more people on private sector payrolls and thus increase the total taxes paid into Virginia's state treasury?  Read It Here!

July 2016

Jefferson Journal:  Reflections on the McDonnell Saga
Jefferson Journal: Reflections on the McDonnell Saga — By Michael Thompson  Justice Department lawyers and lower federal courts have been unanimously over-ruled by the U. S. Supreme Court in the corruption case brought against former Governor Bob McDonnell.  The Supreme Court's ruling is a breath of fresh air.  Read It Here!  (7/12/2016)

June 2016

Jefferson Journal:  Tax System Forces Corporations Overseas
Jefferson Journal: Tax System Forces Corporations Overseas — By Michael Thompson It is sad that the United States, a country that used to be a magnet for businesses to start, grow and prosper, has created such a byzantine tax and regulatory structure that some of our premier companies seek to leave our shores simply to remain competitive.  Read It Here!  (6/10/2016) 

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