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Less Incarceration Could Lead To Less Crime(2)

July 10, 2014

When crime rates began rising in the 1960′s and too many Americans felt unsafe walking in their neighborhoods, the idea of putting more people in prison — and keeping them there longer — made sense. For the next three decades, our nation did just that, as public unease propelled lawmakers to promote longer sentences, curbs on parole and […]

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Indiana Could Chart a Path for Medicaid Reform

Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels created the Healthy Indiana Plan in 2008 as a way to expand sensible health coverage to uninsured Hoosiers. The program is a model of how to expand coverage but in a fiscally responsible way that also provides incentives for participants to help manage their health spending. Daniels’ successor, Gov. Mike […]

When A Deal Isn’t A Deal

As the fiscal year comes to an end on June 30, the General Assembly has not yet agreed to a two year budget. The stumbling block is that the Governor and the State Senate want to include a huge increase in Medicaid coverage to as many as 400,000 people not now covered. The House believes […]

Reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank is a No-Brainer

(Editor’s Note: Many Virginia businesses are involved in international trade. This article deals with an issue directly impacting Virginia’s economy.) Today, exports are more important than ever to American businesses, manufacturers, and the overall strength of our nation’s economy. With 95 percent of the world’s consumers living outside the United States, many companies can be […]


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