Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy

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. 

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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!

January 2017

Hospital Finances Healthy, Despite Sluggish Economy

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Hospital Finances Healthy, Despite Sluggish Economy — A new study issued by the Thomas Jefferson Institute shows that the overall finances of Virginia hospitals are healthy.  While hospital profits remained flat since last year, hospital net worth has increased by $1.1 billion.  More important is the bigger picture:  Since 2012, hospital profits have risen from $1.58 billion to $1.89 billion, hospital net worth has risen from $14.75 billion to $17.8 billion, and the number of hospitals operating at a deficit has fallen from 42 to 27.  Read It Here!

November 2016

New Study:  Cigarette Taxes Go Up in Smoke!

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New Study: Cigarette Taxes Go Up in Smoke! — Do increased cigarette taxes at the municipal level increase revenues to localities?  And what is the longer term effect of such increases?  A new study from the Thomas Jefferson Institute has some suprising answers.  Read It Here!

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