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March 2015

Jefferson Journal:  Do Newport News Courts Threaten Virginia's Pro-Business Reputation?

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Jefferson Journal: Do Newport News Courts Threaten Virginia's Pro-Business Reputation? — By Michael Thompson  Virginia consistently ranks as one of the most business-friendly states in America.  But are the courts in Newport News threatening that ranking?  They're not a "hell-hole" yet, but they're certainly on the "watch list."  Find out why by reading it here!  3/6/2015

March 2015

March 17 Federal Policy Dinner:  Can Governments Legislate Climate and Weather?

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March 17 Federal Policy Dinner: Can Governments Legislate Climate and Weather? —

Climate Change is real, happening now, and mankind is to blame for it, right?  Wrong completely, says Marc Morano, executive editor of the incredible website “Climatedepot.com."  In his eye opening and highly entertaining presentation, Mr. Morano shows that it’s not true that 97 percent of climate scientists believe global warming is “man made,” and that it’s not true that carbon dioxide and other trace gas emissions control the environment.  Morano is guest speaker at the Jefferson Institute's March 17 Federal Policy Dinner.  For more information or to register, click here!

 

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

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!

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