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Tax Reform

September 2019

RGGI Questions and Answers
RGGI Questions and Answers —  Virginia is poised to become the eleventh state to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a regional compact created to limit CO2 emissions from large electricity plants.  Although emissions are already declining, the compact would be financed with a carbon tax to be paid by consumers in the form of higher electricity rates expected to be $6 billion over several years.  There is a clear partisan divide on the issue, with Democrats in favor and Republicans against, and the issue may well be decided by this fall's General Assembly elections.  This "Questions and Answers" guide explains what RGGI is, how it is financed, what it would accomplish, and how much it would cost.  Read It Here!

June 2019

The Jefferson Journal:  Conformity Flooding State With Cash
The Jefferson Journal: Conformity Flooding State With Cash —  By Stephen D. Haner  What will you do with your $110?  Thanks to the conformity revenue flood, it's coming ... (6/28/2019)  Read It Here!

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!

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