Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy

June 2019

The Jefferson Journal:  Conformity Flooding State With Cash

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The Jefferson Journal: Conformity Flooding State With Cash —  By Stephen D. Haner  What will you do with your $110?  Thanks to the conformity revenue flood, it's coming ... (6/28/2019)  Read It Here!

April 2019

Impact of Cigarette Tax Increases on Local Government Budgets, 2019

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Impact of Cigarette Tax Increases on Local Government Budgets, 2019 — A new study, The Impact of Cigarette Tax Increases on Local Government Budgets, concludes that such tax increases hurt low income users and small business sellers the most.  The study also demonstrates that tax hikes rarely meet the projections of local government agencies.  

Read the Study Here!! 

Read the News Release Here!

Read Mike Thompson's Commentary Here!

March 2019

Virginia Approves Choice Legislation for Pre-K Students

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Virginia Approves Choice Legislation for Pre-K Students — 3/27/2019 -- Legislation introduced by State Senator Bill Stanley (SB1015) expanding Virginia's Education Improvement Scholarship Tax Credit (EISTC) program for use by pre-kindergarten children has been signed into law by Governor Ralph Northam.  Here's what it could mean ... Read It Here!

March 2019

Jefferson Journal:  The State of Taxaginia:  Taxes Times Four

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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!

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