Press release from the Tennessee House Republican Caucus; July 16, 2012:
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—He helped President Ronald Reagan implement supply-side economic policies. In the last session of the General Assembly, he helped shape policies from the House Republican Caucus to cut taxes in Tennessee. Tonight, he will be in Sumner County.
Dr. Art Laffer, the father of supply-side economics and founder and chairman of Laffer Associates, tonight will be at the Sumner County Commission meeting at 5:30pm to discuss the benefits of the elimination of Tennessee’s death tax.
Representative Debra Maggart (R—Hendersonville), who serves as Chairwoman of the House Republican Caucus, worked with Dr. Laffer to appear before the entire Caucus at a retreat last summer and played an important role in making sure Laffer’s ideas were implemented this session.
“Dr. Laffer is recognized as one of the foremost minds when it comes to sound economic policy,” stated Maggart. “We are fortunate to have him as a resource in Tennessee and I am incredibly grateful he is appearing before the Sumner County Commission to discuss some of the great economic reforms we passed in this General Assembly. Ultimately, because of common sense reforms like the ones Dr. Laffer advocates for, Tennessee is going to be in better shape when it comes to job creation and business development.”
Dr. Laffer currently lives in Nashville where he is the founder and chairman of Laffer Associates, an institutional economic research and consulting firm, as well as Laffer Investments, an institutional investment management firm utilizing diverse investment strategies. The firms provide research and investment management services to a diverse group of clients, which includes institutions, pension funds, corporations, endowments, foundations, individuals and others.