Category Archives: Government Reform

Repeal The Jones Act

By any measure, the Jones Act has been a failure.” This conclusion comes from the Cato Institute study of the Jones Act. It claims, “Under its watch [Jones Act] the U.S. shipbuilding has atrophied, the [U.S.] shipping fleet has withered, … Continue reading

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Health Care Choices Proposal: A New Generation of Health Reform

The plan, called the Health Care Choices Proposal, takes a federalist approach in moving power and control of the health sector away from Washington, through the states, and ultimately to consumers. The recommendations were developed by the Health Policy Consensus … Continue reading

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Who Needs Congress Anyway?

What if I were to suggest turning all of New York into a national monument? OK, maybe we would exclude the gigantic city, but the rest of that beautiful State could be our newest national monument. You might instinctively see … Continue reading

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Rep. Gerry Connolly Should Support the Freedom From Government Competition Act

What do parking lots, lotteries, roads, airports, horse race tracks, parks, recycling, golf courses, mapping, food service, pest control, and zoos have in common? All across America, these are activities formerly operated by government that are now being run as … Continue reading

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Medicaid Expansion: A Huge Budget Risk

The current budget stalemate over Medicaid expansion is similar to what the state faced in former Governor Terry McAuliffe’s first year in office. In 2014, in a reversal of players, the State Senate wanted to expand Medicaid through the budget … Continue reading

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