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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

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!

September 2014

Virginia Off-shore Oil and Gas Production Would Create 32,000 jobs; $119 Million in New Tax Revenue
Virginia Off-shore Oil and Gas Production Would Create 32,000 jobs; $119 Million in New Tax Revenue — Developing Virginia's off-shore gas and oil production would result in up to 32,000 new jobs and produce up to $526 million in royalty payments and $119 million in state and local tax revenue.  That's the conclusion of a new study released conducted by Dr. Timothy J. Considine, Distinguished Professor of Energy Economics at the University of Wyoming's School of Energy Resources, which looked at the financial impact of off-shore oil and gas production along the Atlantic seaborard.  A companion paper, written by Jefferson Institute chairmand and president Michael J. Thompson, used Considine's data to focus on Virginia's potential

Read the Virginia Study Here!

Read the Atlantic Regional Study Here!

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