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January 2018

Jefferson Journal:  Cigarette Tax Increases Rarely Produce Promised Revenue

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Jefferson Journal: Cigarette Tax Increases Rarely Produce Promised Revenue — By Michael Thompson  Increased cigarette taxes rarely produce the revenue expected by local governments.  Fairly consistently, the tax increases produce a decrease in revenue, don't meet expectations, miss budget projections or simply produce mixed results and often turn flat or negative in the years following a tax increase.  1/15/2018  Read It Here!

January 2018

Increased Cigarette Taxes Rarely Produce Promised Revenue

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Increased Cigarette Taxes Rarely Produce Promised Revenue — Cigarette tax increases rarely produce the revenue expected by local governments, according to a new study released by the Thomas Jefferson Institute.  Fairly consistently, the tax increases produce a decrease in revenue, don't meet expectations, miss budget projections, or simply produce mixed results that often turn flat or negative in the following years.  (1/3/2018)  Read It Here!

December 2017

Healthcare Handbook Offers Ideas on Medicaid Reforms, Healthcare Competition

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Healthcare Handbook Offers Ideas on Medicaid Reforms, Healthcare Competition — A new "Healthcare Handbook" released by the Thomas Jefferson Institute offers a collection of 17 essays by practitioners and public policy specialists offering reforms for healthcare in Virginia.  The essays especially focus on several issues, including Medicaid expansion, reform of Certificate o Public Need laws, and "Right to Shop" laws.  Read It Here!

November 2017

Third Annual Conference on Virginia's Economic Future:  What Does Tax Reform Mean For You?

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Third Annual Conference on Virginia's Economic Future: What Does Tax Reform Mean For You? — The Thomas Jefferson Institute's Third Annual Conference on Virginia's Economic Future was held Friday, November 10, 2017 and featured presidential campaign economist Stephen Moore, NFIB economist Bill Dunkelberg, and Virginia's top financial advisor Steve Cassaday.  Here are the powerpoints of their presentations:

See Steve Moore's presentation

See Bill Dunkleberg's presentation

See Steve Cassaday's presentation

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