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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...
February 3, 2023 | Megan Davis

Virginia Families Can Now Claim an Improved EITC, and Policymakers Can Build on its Success

This tax season, qualifying families can claim more of the Virginia work credit that they earned when filing their tax...
February 2, 2023 | Mel Borja

A Pay Cut Based on Age? Why Lawmakers Should Reject House Bill 1669

After years of advocacy and a recent win to strengthen Virginia’s minimum wage, a bill that further guts the minimum...
January 27, 2023 | The Commonwealth Institute

WATCH: Virginia Parents, Elected Officials Call for Lawmakers to Prioritize Families Over Corporations

Watch the full press conference HERE Virginia parents, elected officials, and The Commonwealth Institute held a press conference on...
January 25, 2023 | rodrigo

Governor’s Proposed Budget Amendments Prioritize Corporate Interests Above Working People and Families

Teachers and frontline workers helped Virginia navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and are bearing more than their share of harm from...
January 20, 2023 | Megan Davis

Tax Policy in Virginia

When we invest together in the foundations that benefit all of us, our communities thrive. Intentional policy decisions made over...
January 17, 2023 | Megan Davis

Support Virginia Families through a Commonwealth Kids Credit

download the report True economic prosperity means that...
January 17, 2023 | The Commonwealth Institute

Commonwealth Kids Credit Would Make Virginia More Affordable for Over 700,000 Families

Establishing a state-level Child Tax Credit would help over 1 million children A commonwealth kids credit would make the cost...
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