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January 2018

Jefferson Journal:  Cigarette Tax Increases Rarely Produce Promised Revenue
Jefferson Journal: Cigarette Tax Increases Rarely Produce Promised Revenue — By Michael Thompson  Increased cigarette taxes rarely produce the revenue expected by local governments.  Fairly consistently, the tax increases produce a decrease in revenue, don't meet expectations, miss budget projections or simply produce mixed results and often turn flat or negative in the years following a tax increase.  1/15/2018  Read It Here!

September 2017

Jefferson Journal:  Virginia Gains if Obamacare Replaced
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!

September 2017

Jefferson Journal:  Next Steps for DACA
Jefferson Journal: Next Steps for DACA — By Chris Braunlich  President Obama's Executive Order on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was clearly unconstitutional and deserved to be upended.  But there is also a clear case for Congress to take action on behalf of those who came here as children and are now contributing to society and the American economy. (9/14/2017)  Read It Here!

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