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September 14, 2023 | The Commonwealth Institute

New Census Data Shows Pandemic Protections Led to Fewer Virginians Without Health Coverage; Continued High Child Poverty Rates and Expiration of Federal Boosts Requires Robust State Policy Response

New data released from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) offer a picture of how Virginians fared in...
September 6, 2023 | Amy Wentz

Statement: Budget Compromise Rejects Proposed Tax Handouts for Corporations, Millionaires and Invests In Virginia Families

Today, Amy Wentz, Director of Outreach and Engagement for The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis (TCI), released the following statement...
July 20, 2023 | The Commonwealth Institute

Budget Matters: How it Works and How It Can Work For Virginia Families

get our “budget matters” one-pager The state budget reflects what and who...
July 20, 2023 | Megan Davis

The Impact of Recent Tax Choices and Proposals

Tax changes in Virginia during the 2022 session In 2022, the Virginia General Assembly approved a two-year budget (fiscal years...
July 19, 2023 | Mel Borja

Richmond’s Tradition of Black-led Labor Organizing: Then and Now

The City of Richmond is the heart of power and politics in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As the state capital...
June 6, 2023 | Megan Davis

Cutting Top Personal Income Tax Boosts the Wealthy, Excludes People with Lower Incomes

With no budget compromise yet from the Virginia General Assembly, $1 billion in untargeted tax cuts that mostly benefit the...
May 1, 2023 | Mel Borja

Hampton’s History of Worker Power: What the Past Teaches Us About the Present

The City of Hampton, established in 1610, is one of America’s oldest cities. Known as a vibrant, waterfront community at...
March 3, 2023 | Ashley Kenneth

Va. lawmakers should put kids before corporations

This column originally appeared in the Richmond Times-Dispatch At this moment, as lawmakers negotiate over the vastly different budget...
February 21, 2023 | Laura Goren

How Key Budget Choices Compare and What’s at Stake for Virginia Families

Budgets reflect our hopes and dreams for our present and future, and what’s included or excluded has real impacts on...
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