Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy

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.

September 2017

Jefferson Journal:  Virginia Gains if Obamacare Replaced
Jefferson Journal: Virginia Gains if Obamacare Replaced — By Michael Thompson  The Obamacare health replacement debate has re-entered the public arena with the dramatic new effort by center-right Senators Lindsay Graham and Bill Cassidy.  the idea is to send block grants to the states to spend on state designed and managed health care systems.  For Virginia, it means $3 billion in new healthcare funds.  (9/22/2017)   Read It Here!

September 2017

Jefferson Journal:  Next Steps for DACA
Jefferson Journal: Next Steps for DACA — By Chris Braunlich  President Obama's Executive Order on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was clearly unconstitutional and deserved to be upended.  But there is also a clear case for Congress to take action on behalf of those who came here as children and are now contributing to society and the American economy. (9/14/2017)  Read It Here!

March 2017

Jefferson Journal:  Time for a Truce
Jefferson Journal: Time for a Truce — By Chris Braunlich  Partisan attacks on judicial nominations and insistence that nominees say how they would vote on an issue before even hearing the facts don't serve the American people well.  Isn't it time for a truce?  (3/31/2017) Read It Here!

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