Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy

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!

December 2014

Jefferson Journal:  Reform Health 'Need' Regulations

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Jefferson Journal: Reform Health 'Need' Regulations — By Michael W. Thompson  Here's one way to reduce health care costs:  Eliminate this antiquated relic of health care mandates that stands in the way of competition, innovation and access to care for Virginians.  Read It Here!

September 2014

Jefferson Journal:  Ocean Drilling Makes Good Sense

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Jefferson Journal: Ocean Drilling Makes Good Sense — The economic benefits from drilling off Virginia's coast for natural gas and oil far exceed the cost of possible environmental impacts.  That's the conclusion of a new study by the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy and this commentary by Institute President Mike Thompson.  Read It Here!

September 2014

Virginia Off-shore Oil and Gas Production Would Create 32,000 jobs; $119 Million in New Tax Revenue

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Virginia Off-shore Oil and Gas Production Would Create 32,000 jobs; $119 Million in New Tax Revenue — Developing Virginia's off-shore gas and oil production would result in up to 32,000 new jobs and produce up to $526 million in royalty payments and $119 million in state and local tax revenue.  That's the conclusion of a new study released conducted by Dr. Timothy J. Considine, Distinguished Professor of Energy Economics at the University of Wyoming's School of Energy Resources, which looked at the financial impact of off-shore oil and gas production along the Atlantic seaborard.  A companion paper, written by Jefferson Institute chairmand and president Michael J. Thompson, used Considine's data to focus on Virginia's potential

Read the Virginia Study Here!

Read the Atlantic Regional Study Here!

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