Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy

Commentaries

March 2019

Jefferson Journal:  The State of Taxaginia:  Taxes Times Four
Jefferson Journal: The State of Taxaginia: Taxes Times Four —  By Stephen D. Haner  The Virginia General Assembly partially reversed one tax hike that was coming towards Virginia taxpayers.  But three other tax increases are all on track, and they will likely cost citizens and businesses $1 billion per year.   (3/11/2019)  Read It Here!

February 2019

Jefferson Journal:  Equal Access for Teachers?
Jefferson Journal: Equal Access for Teachers? —  By Chris Braunlich   Should Virginia teachers hae equal access to any legitimate employee association offering professional support, insurance and other benefits, so they can find the best deal for their money?  Senator William DeSteph thinks so.  The teacher unions prefer to maintain their monopoly.  Read It Here!  (2/5/2019)

December 2018

New Jefferson Commentaries Make Case for Tax Reform
New Jefferson Commentaries Make Case for Tax Reform —  In two new Thomas Jefferson Institute commentaries published on opposite sides of the state, Institute scholars make the case for tax reform in Virginia.  In a commentary originally published in the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, Institute president Michael W. Thompson points out that the new "tax windfall" coming to Virginia as a result of federal tax changes is not factored into the current General Fund budget and that significant tax cuts could take place without reducing any of today's government programs.  Read Mike Thompson's Commentary Here!

 

Meanwhile Institute Senior Fellow for State and Local Tax Policy Stephen D. Haner points out in a commentary originally published in the Roanoke Times that doubling the standard deduction would affect the most Virginians and particularly help low-income wage earners.  Read Steve Haner's Commentary Here!

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