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June 2015

Jefferson Journal:  Should Virginians Help Bail Out Puerto Rico?
Jefferson Journal: Should Virginians Help Bail Out Puerto Rico? — By Michael Thompson Puerto rico is in serious financial crisis, and because the island is a U.S. territory, this is a matter of concern to taxpayers in Virginia and throughout the country.  Today it owes some $74 billion in current debts, with long term liabilities exceeding $160 billion.  But should U.S. taxpayers underwrite a bailout?  Read It Here!

May 2015

Jefferson Journal:  Another Obamacare Problem
Jefferson Journal: Another Obamacare Problem — By Michael W. Thompson  Once again the federal government is about to harm the competitiveness of small and mid-sized businesses in Virginia.  And once again, it is because of the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare as it is known.  A lack of any business expertise has haunted Obamacare from the beginning.  Here's what's happening this time.  Read It Here!

May 2015

Jefferson Journal:  Keep Private Money in Road Projects
Jefferson Journal: Keep Private Money in Road Projects — By Michael Thompson  Congestion relief is badly needed in the Interstate 66 corridor, and it seems clear that a well-designed and executed HOT Lanes project is the way to go.  When it comes to financing that project, though, let's make certain Virginia recognizes that repeating the mistakes of the failed Route 460 Project from Hampton Roads to Richmond is not in the public's best interest.  A true public-private partnership is.  Read It Here!

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