CENTERS for

Government Reform

Government at the state and local level needs to a take a serious and imaginative look at its structural deficiencies, at its proper role in today's society and whether its fiscal and regulatory policies are a hindrance to economic development. This Center for Government Reform does this based upon the Mission Statement of the Thomas Jefferson Institute.

August 2016

Thompson on WRVA, Washington Post:  Inova Fumbled Redskins Naming Rights Deal
Thompson on WRVA, Washington Post: Inova Fumbled Redskins Naming Rights Deal — Writing in The Washington Post and appearing on Jimmy Barrett's morning show on WRVA, Jefferson Institute Chairman and President Mike Thompson pointed out the inconsistency of the non-profit Inova Health Systems spending funds to gain naming rights to the Redskins' training facility and headquarters while pleading poverty while demanding taxpayer-funded Medicaid expansion and opposing anti-competitive health practices.  (8/16/2016)

See the Washington Post commentary here!

Listen to Jimmy Barrett's interview here!

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!

June 2016

Jefferson Luncheon Draws 70 to Hear Davis and Frost on 'The Partisan Divide'
Jefferson Luncheon Draws 70 to Hear Davis and Frost on 'The Partisan Divide' — Nearly 70 of Virginia's top business, government, and academic leaders packed a Thomas Jefferson Institute luncheon at the state capitol to hear former Republican Congressman Tom Davis and former Democratic Congressman Martin Frost discuss their recent book, A Partisan Divide.  Davis and Frost, who headed their respective party's congressional campaign committees, argued that Congress is broken and incapable of reforming itself without a good kick in the seat from the American public.  Davis is a member of the Jefferson Institute's Board of Directors, and the luncheon was co-sponsored by Virginia FREE.

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