Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy

Written by Mr. Leonard C. Gilroy

April 2012

The Jefferson Journal:  Midtown Tunnel Likely Dies Without Tolls
The Jefferson Journal: Midtown Tunnel Likely Dies Without Tolls — By Leonard Gilroy  Hampton Roads area officials seem bent on delaying or cancelling the proposed public-private partnership (PPP) for the $2.1 billion Midtown Tunnel expansion over concerns about new tolls, preferring instead to ask state and regional leaders to shake a nonexistent money tree for transportation cash.  But attacking the Midtown Tunnel partnership will do nothing for the regino except make the project more costly and forestall needed congestion relief.  Read It Here!

May 2011

Focus On Results for Smarter Government Budgeting
Focus On Results for Smarter Government Budgeting — By Leonard Gilroy  Fiscal crises inevitably yield difficult choices for policymakers as they seek ways to reduce spending.  there are surely some functions government can stop providing ... but the traditional budgeting process fails to offer meaningful guidance on where to start.  With the budget essentially on autopilot, Virginia's state and local governments need a better approach. (5/6/2011)   Read It Here!

March 2011

2010 Highlights in State Government Reform
2010 Highlights in State Government Reform — By Leonard Gilroy  As Virginia's state government and many local governments throughout the Commonwealth look for ways to reform their operations, here are some examples of what is being successfully accomplished in other states to deliver better services at less cost.  (3/23/2010)  Read It Here!

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