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Written by Ms. Dana Joel Gattuso

December 2001

Competitive State Government in a Time of Uncertainty
Competitive State Government in a Time of Uncertainty — Many of the budget reductions and reforms proposed by Governor Mark Warner were first suggested in this ground-breaking report from the Thomas Jefferson Institute, offering ideas for reducing state spending while providing better service.
 

February 2001

Competitive State Government: Saving Taxpayers' Money Without Cutting Services
Competitive State Government: Saving Taxpayers' Money Without Cutting Services — These are the preliminary findings of the Jefferson Institute's "Competitive Government" study demonstrating a savings of more than $1 billion over two years. This report was just the start of an expanded analysis released in December 2001. View PDF file.

December 1997

Downsizing State Government: Doing Better With Less
Downsizing State Government: Doing Better With Less — This study argues that "the current explosion in Virginia revenue doesn't guarantee the same in the future," a prediction that came true just four years later. The baseline of government spending was increasing rapidly at the time, making future adjustments more difficult. This paper outlines where $2.3 billion could be saved in the proposed budget, with more than $1 billion generated in the sales of state assets. View PDF File.

 

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