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April 2016

Thompson:  Virginia's Competitiveness Continues to Decline
Thompson: Virginia's Competitiveness Continues to Decline — Based on the latest report from the American Legislative Exchange Council, Virginia's competitiveness against other states is continuing on its downward spiral, says Thomas Jefferson Institute President Mike Thompson.  Ranked as high as Number 5 in 2013, the state's economic outlook now ranks Number 13.  Read It Here!

October 2013

Tax Reform Urged by Jefferson Institute at Legislative Hearing
Tax Reform Urged by Jefferson Institute at Legislative Hearing — Michael Thompson, President of the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy, urged the General Assembly to restructure the Virginia tax code in a revenue neutral way that could create tens of thousands of jobs.  Thompson was testifying for the second time before the Small Business and Manufacturing Development Commissions.

 

Read His Statement Here!

Read the Tax Proposal Here!

Read the News Release Here!

July 2013

Survey:  Expand Medicaid Only After Reforms Completed
Survey: Expand Medicaid Only After Reforms Completed — Medicaid expansion should only take place after real reforms are made to the federal health program for the poor and uncertainties surrounding expansion are eliminated, according to a new public opinion survey released by the Thomas Jefferson Institute.  The Institute sponsored the survey with the Liberty Foundation and is the result of 1465 telephone response surveys conducted between July 10 and July 14, and the results have a margin of error of plus or minus 2.56%.  

To read the topline summary of poll results click here.

To see a powerpoint explaining the poll results click here.

To read the detailed poll crosstabs, click here.

To read the Jefferson Journal commentary by Mike Thompson, click here.

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