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Building An Economy Less Tied To The Federal Government(1)

January 21, 2015

Once again Virginia is fretting over our economy’s over-reliance on the federal government. Our state is no longer growing rapidly. We are no longer seeing our jobs increase faster than most other states. Our state budget is in the red because our economy is not growing as we had hoped. And we are faced with […]

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Economic Forecast Shows Slow Growth at Best for Virginia

By Stephan Cassaday and Mike Thompson The Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy, the state premier public policy foundation, recently released its 15th annual Economic Forecast for Virginia and it shows that our economy continues to slowly recover from the Great Recession. Written by the state’s foremost private economics firm, Chmura Economics and Analytics of […]

Reform Health “Need” Regulations

In recent years the federal government has continued to impose burdensome new regulations on the states, especially in the area of health care. Strict new rules handed down as a result of Obamacare are forcing insurance companies to cancel coverage for roughly 250,000 Virginians this year, and costs are continuing to increase for everyone. Virginia […]

The Flourishing of Dumb Ideas

It’s been said that when it comes to good ideas in education, there are no Republican or Democratic ideas. The same could be said for dumb ideas in education, including one born in the George W. Bush Administration and vigorously defended in the Barack Obama Administration. The idea? That, after a year on our shores, […]


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