Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy

January 2018

The Impact of Cigarette Tax Increases on Local Government Budgets

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The Impact of Cigarette Tax Increases on Local Government Budgets — 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

September 2017

Jefferson Journal:  Virginia Gains if Obamacare Replaced

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Jefferson Journal: Virginia Gains if Obamacare Replaced — By Michael Thompson  The Obamacare health replacement debate has re-entered the public arena with the dramatic new effort by center-right Senators Lindsay Graham and Bill Cassidy.  the idea is to send block grants to the states to spend on state designed and managed health care systems.  For Virginia, it means $3 billion in new healthcare funds.  (9/22/2017)   Read It Here!

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