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August 3, 2022 | The Commonwealth Institute

From Abingdon to Arlington, New Timeline Map Illustrates History of Labor Organizing By Workers across Virginia

First-of-its-kind labor history timeline illustrates the history of worker power and worker suppression from the commonwealth’s founding to present day...
August 3, 2022 | Mel Borja

History of Labor in Virginia: An Interactive Timeline and Map

Whether we are Black or white, young or old, from Abingdon or Arlington, people in Virginia work hard for their...
July 1, 2022 | Chris Wodicka

A Refundable State EITC is a Boost to Working Families: See How Much

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a commonsense way to support families with low to moderate incomes. Over 600,000...
June 30, 2022 | Mel Borja

Defending Progress for Working People and Families: Summary of 2022 Legislative Action

Introduction Virginia has taken steps in recent years to become a state where working people have more voice and greater...
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...
May 31, 2022 | Ashley Kenneth

Conference Budget Proposal Makes Notable Investments in Working Families and Public Education, Yet More Work Remains

Today, Ashley C. Kenneth, President and CEO of The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis (TCI) released the following statement on...
May 31, 2022 | The Commonwealth Institute

Session 2022: Key Budget Policy Choices

Comparing House, Senate, and conference budget proposals to the current budget House and Senate budget negotiators have submitted...
April 19, 2022 | Ashley Kenneth

Statement: Vote Advancing Proposal to Pause Retail Gas Tax Puts Families, Communities, and Economic Growth at Risk

Today, Ashley C. Kenneth, President and CEO of The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis (TCI), released the following statement on...
April 5, 2022 | The Commonwealth Institute

Nine out of 10 Prince William County Employees Are Paid Too Little to Reasonably Support a Family with Two Children; Collective Bargaining Would Reduce Pay Disparities and Address History of Significant Turnover

Prince William County, VA — Working people and advocates held a press conference today announcing the release of a...
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