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March 2017

Jefferson Journal:  Gillespie Tax Plan Makes Good Sense
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! 

February 2017

Fight to Help Underserved Children Playing out in Richmond
Fight to Help Underserved Children Playing out in Richmond — Virginia's public school system is among the nation's best, but there remain geographic pockets of underserved children.  Of the 94 schools denied accreditation, 55 percent are in just five school divisions.  Eleven schools have repeatedly been denied accreditation -- one of them for 11 years!  To help solve the problem, Delegate Steve Landes and Senator Mark Obenshain have introduced legislation providing a pathway for establishment of quality public charter schools to help children in those areas.  The Jefferson Institute has been in the forefront of educating and informing the General Assembly and the public about the benefits of quality charter schools.

Watch the WRIC Report Here.

Read Chris Braunlich's Commentary in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Read the Washington Post editorial endorsing charter schools.

January 2017

Time For a Sweeter Deal on Sugar
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!

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