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June 2016

Jefferson Luncheon Draws 70 to Hear Davis and Frost on 'The Partisan Divide'

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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.

June 2016

Jefferson Journal:  Tax System Forces Corporations Overseas

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Jefferson Journal: Tax System Forces Corporations Overseas — By Michael Thompson It is sad that the United States, a country that used to be a magnet for businesses to start, grow and prosper, has created such a byzantine tax and regulatory structure that some of our premier companies seek to leave our shores simply to remain competitive.  Read It Here!  (6/10/2016) 

April 2016

Jefferson Journal:  Puerto Rico Bailout Could Impact Virginia

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Jefferson Journal: Puerto Rico Bailout Could Impact Virginia — By Michael Thompson  Following in the tradition of sovereign entities that spend too much, grow government too large, and do not bring in enough revenue to balance it all out, Puerto Rich finds itself facing a grave and escalating debt crisis.  But allowing this U.S. territory the unprecedented power of abridging its debt will come at a direct cost to Virginia and all other states that rely on the bond market for financing.  (4/14/2016)  Read It Here!

April 2016

Thompson:  Virginia's Competitiveness Continues to Decline

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Thompson: Virginia's Competitiveness Continues to Decline — Based on the latest report from the American Legislative Exchange Council, Virginia's competitiveness against other states is continuing on its downward spiral, says Thomas Jefferson Institute President Mike Thompson.  Ranked as high as Number 5 in 2013, the state's economic outlook now ranks Number 13.  Read It Here!

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