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April 11, 2024 | The Commonwealth Institute

Session 2024: Key Budget Policy Choices

Comparing the introduced, legislature-passed, and governor’s amendments for the 2024-2026 budget The governor has released his proposed changes...
April 9, 2024 | Emily King

Statement: Governor Perpetuates System of Inequality, Keeps People Ensnared in Legal System through Veto of HB857/SB514

Emily King, Senior Policy Analyst at The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis (TCI), released the following statement regarding the governor...
March 6, 2024 | Megan Davis

How House and Senate Budget Proposals Would Impact Virginia Communities

When lawmakers make bold choices to raise resources, we can invest more in all of us. Last week, the House...
January 19, 2024 | Emily King

The 60 Year Shadow of Court Fines & Fees

Originally published Jan 10, 2022; Updated Jan 19, 2024 Virginia’s criminal legal system should advance justice, treat people fairly, and...
August 8, 2023 | The Commonwealth Institute

Two Commonwealth’s Attorneys Announce Policy to Reduce Court Debt Collection Fees

Today, two Commonwealth’s Attorneys — the Hon. Buta Biberaj (Loudoun) and the Hon. Ramin Fatehi (Norfolk) — are announcing a...
June 19, 2023 | Briana Jones

Juneteenth: Celebrating and working for liberation for our youth

This is a joint op-ed with RISE for Youth, co-authored by Monica Hutchison; it originally appeared in Virginia...
July 7, 2022 | The Commonwealth Institute

Eliminating Youth Fines and Fees Relieves Black Youth and their Families from Undue Burden

Virginia can be a place where every young person has the support and resources to reach their full potential and...
June 29, 2022 | The Commonwealth Institute

Mixed Bag: State Budget for Upcoming Two Years Has Important Improvements & Setbacks for Racial Justice

Virginia families deserve a budget that helps them make ends meet and invests in the future. The budget for the...
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