Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy

Budget Planning

August 2020

Jefferson Journal:  Taxaginia Reappears as Special Session Looms
Jefferson Journal: Taxaginia Reappears as Special Session Looms —  By Stephen D. Haner  The General Assembly reconvenes on August 18 for a special summer session, and the left has already begun the call to raise taxes.  But Steve Haner points out that raising taxes in a recession is one of the worst things the General Assembly can do. (8/5/2020)  Read It Here!

July 2020

Johan Norberg's Sweden's Lessons for America!
Johan Norberg's Sweden's Lessons for America! — When asked if he can mention a single example of a country where socialism has worked, Bernie Sanders always says "we should look to countries like Sweden."  Sooner or later, American socialists always return to Sweden.  There's a good reason for that:  The countries socialists originally tout always end up with bread lines and labor camps.  But there's always Sweden:  decent, well-functioning, nonthreatening, and with impeccable democratic credentials.  There's just one problem:  Sweden is not socialist.  On July 15, the Thomas Jefferson Institute sponsored another in its Federal Policy Dinner series, this month featuring CATO Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg on "Sweden's Lessons for America."  You won't want to miss it. (first 60 seconds missing).  Click here to watch!

May 2020

The Road to Higher Taxes
The Road to Higher Taxes —  The 2020 General Assembly, with its new progressive Democratic majority, passed nearly two dozen changes in Virginia tax laws that will begin to hit individuals and businesses on July 1.  The Thomas Jefferson Institute has published a brochure outlining all 23 tax increases or new taxes.  Permission is granted to reprint and distribute.  Download the brochure here.

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