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January 2015

Jefferson Journal:  School Choice Comes to Virginia

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Jefferson Journal: School Choice Comes to Virginia — In 2013, the Virginia Education Improvement Scholarship Tax Credit (EISTC) finally cleared all the hurdles to become the Commonwealth's best mechanism for creating new opportunities for educationally at-risk students.  So, two years later, National School Choice Week (January 23-31) seems an ideal time to examine the effects of that law, the kind of students its helping and the benefits for donors looking to help children find a more appropriate educational placement.  Read It Here!

January 2015

Annual Jefferson Reception Honors Howell and Norment

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Annual Jefferson Reception Honors Howell and Norment — You're invited to a Special Reception Honoring Virginia Speaker of the House Bill Howell and Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment on Thursday, February 12, 2015.  The reception takes place from 5:30 to 7:00 pm, at the Bull & Bear Club, in Richmond Virginia.  "Speaker Howell and Majority Leader Norment understand the government policies impact economic growth and that the proper role of government is one that is limited, has low taxes and fewer regulations," Jefferson Institute Mike Thompson said.  "Only then can our free market produce the jobs and economic growth that helps all of our citizens."  Tickets for the event are $150, and sponsorships are available.  To register, or for more information, click here.

January 2015

Jefferson Journal:  Economic Forecast Shows Slow Growth at Best for Virginia

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Jefferson Journal: Economic Forecast Shows Slow Growth at Best for Virginia — By Michael Thompson and Stephan Cassaday  The Jefferson Institute's 15th annual Economic Forecast for Virginia is out, and it shows that our economy -- with its overreliance on federal spending -- continues to recover slowly from the Great Recession.  More importantly, it points to a way to develop Virginia into the "Energy Capital of the East Coast."  Read It Here!

January 2015

Virginia Economic Forecast 2015:  Virginia's Role in North American Energy Development

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Virginia Economic Forecast 2015: Virginia's Role in North American Energy Development — Sponsored by Cassaday and Company, this 15th Annual Economic Forecast offers not only a picture of what Virginia's economy will look like in 2015, but also describes the important role in North American energy development.  The Commonwealth has finally surpassed its pre-recession peak level of employment, but did so months after the nation.  Key sectors, relatively more dependent on Department of Defense spending, are likely being impacted by federal spending cuts.  Meanwhile, Virginia is in position to serve as a vital connection between domestic energy production and exports to European/Asian markets through its port -- one of only two East Coast ports currently equipped for larger ships.  With its close proximity to shale gas reserves and recent approval by the federal government to allow for energy exploration off the Atlantic coast, Virginia is poised to become "the energy capital of the East Coast" in the long term.  Read It Here!

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