Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy

March 2017

Jefferson Journal:  Gillespie Tax Plan Makes Good Sense

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Jefferson Journal: Gillespie Tax Plan Makes Good Sense — By Michael W. Thompson  Key provisions of Ed Gillespie's proposal for major tax reform includes cutting individual income taxes by ten percent across the board over a three year period, and accelerating reform of an antiquated system of local business taxes that now depresses economic growth and job formation.  The proposal makes a lot of sense.  (3/26/2017)  Read It Here! 

January 2017

Tax Credit Scholarships Help Children Succeed

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Tax Credit Scholarships Help Children Succeed — Virginia's Education Improvement Scholarship Tax Credit helped more than 2,400 children get a better education last year.  In states with a higher tax credit, even more children are helped, and their stories are amazing examples of perseverance and communities coming together.  One such story belongs to Denisha Merriweather, in Jacksonville, Florida.  Virginia has its own stories, too ... and we'll be telling you those stories in the months to come.  Watch Denisha's story here!

January 2017

Time For a Sweeter Deal on Sugar

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Time For a Sweeter Deal on Sugar — When it comes to the sugar trade, there is no free market.  But there should be.  And this paper lays out a proposal that could take U.S. business and consumers on the path  to a level playing field -- one that should appeal to those on the right who favor free markets, those on the left who want fewer government supports for agriculture, and budget hawks who worry about possible future costs from the sugar price support program.  Not coincidentally, it could also provide a template for making better trade deals in other areas. 

Read The Study Here!

Read the News Release Here!

January 2017

Jefferson Journal:  Hospitals Continue to Do Well Here in Virginia

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Jefferson Journal: Hospitals Continue to Do Well Here in Virginia — By Michael Thompson The recently released annual analysis of Virginia hospitals by the Thomas Jefferson Institute once again confirms that the hospital industry as a whole here in Virginia continues to do well and that its overall financial health continues to improve.  Read It Here!

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