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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.

June 2013

Virginia Economic Forecast 2013-2014:  State to Add Jobs Despite Sequestration
Virginia Economic Forecast 2013-2014: State to Add Jobs Despite Sequestration —  While the impact of the federal government's spending reductions through sequestration will be greater than on other states, Virginia's employment will still expand by 0.8 percent in 2013 and by 1.1 percent in 2014.  But this is well below the 1.9 percent annualized job growth in the state between 1992 and 2007.  This year's annual forecast is the 14th Jefferson Institute report on the economy of the United States and Virginia, and is conducted by Dr. christine Chmura and her team at Chmura Economics & Analytics.  Read the Full Report Here!

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