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September 23, 2021 | Chris Wodicka

Tax Policy in Virginia

When we invest together in the foundations that benefit all of us, our communities thrive. Intentional policy decisions made over...
September 22, 2021 | Sherri Egerton

New Coalition Aims to Raise State Resources to Invest in Schools, Health Care, the Environment, and More

Richmond, VA – A diverse coalition of organizations committed to making sure that Virginia has the resources to fully invest...
September 8, 2021 | Briana Jones

High Capacity, Low Effort: Virginia’s School Funding is Low Compared to Most Rich States

All students, regardless of their background, should have access to a high-quality education that will help them reach their potential.
August 18, 2021 | Sherri Egerton

One-Time Surplus Will Not Reverse Decades of Underfunding Critical Public Services, Long-Term Solutions Needed

Joint statement from Virginia organizations on the need to invest in our communities and advance tax fairness Richmond, VA...
August 17, 2021 | The Commonwealth Institute

Use of ARPA Funds a Step Forward, More to be Done to Build a Just Future

Everyone in Virginia deserves the opportunity to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Black and brown...
August 6, 2021 | Laura Goren

At A Glance: Moving Pieces In The Budget Bill

Virginia’s House of Delegates and Senate are currently considering the budget amendments that Governor Northam recommended last week. The primary...
July 29, 2021 | The Commonwealth Institute

Summarizing Governor Northam’s Proposed Uses of Flexible Federal Funds

Virginia is receiving $4.3 billion in flexible state fiscal recovery funds from the American Rescue Plan Act. Governor Northam has...
June 29, 2021 | The Commonwealth Institute

New Federal Funds for Virginia: Who’s Getting What

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 that became law on March 11 provides both flexible and targeted funding...
June 2, 2021 | The Commonwealth Institute

Despite Decade of Economic Growth Prior to Pandemic, State K-12 Funding Still Down

State funding for K-12 education is still down when compared to pre-Great Recession levels, despite a decade of economic growth...
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