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April 2019

New Study:  Increased Cigarette Taxes Impact Poor and Small Business the Most; Rarely Meet Projections
New Study: Increased Cigarette Taxes Impact Poor and Small Business the Most; Rarely Meet Projections — 4/8/2018 -- The Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy today released a study concluding that cigarette tax increases affect low income users and small business sellers the most.  the study also demonstrated that tax hikes rarely meet the projections of local government agencies.  Read the News Release Here!

March 2019

Virginia Approves Choice Legislation for Pre-K Students
Virginia Approves Choice Legislation for Pre-K Students — 3/27/2019 -- Legislation introduced by State Senator Bill Stanley (SB1015) expanding Virginia's Education Improvement Scholarship Tax Credit (EISTC) program for use by pre-kindergarten children has been signed into law by Governor Ralph Northam.  Here's what it could mean ... Read It Here!

January 2018

New Survey:  Virginians Support Off Shore Drilling
New Survey: Virginians Support Off Shore Drilling — 1/29/2018 -- A new public survey conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategies on behalf of the Thomas Jefferson Institute shows that Virginians support off shore drilling for oil and natural gas by a 55 percent to 39 percent margin.

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