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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 9, 2021 | The Commonwealth Institute

Qué debe saber sobre, y cómo reclamar el mejorado crédito tributario para los hijos: Preguntas frecuentes

en inglés La Ley del Plan de Rescate Estadounidense (ARPA por las iniciales de su nombre en inglés: The...
September 9, 2021 | The Commonwealth Institute

What to Know About the Improved Child Tax Credit: FAQs

en Español The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), passed by Congress in March, has provided much needed relief to...
September 1, 2021 | Parker Watts

Labor Day Reflections on Race, Power, and Organized Labor In Virginia

In the wake of a pandemic, an economic crisis that affected marginalized communities the hardest, and a global uprising that...
August 18, 2021 | Parker Watts

The New Child Tax Credit Provides Historic Amounts of Support to Families––It Shouldn’t Stop After This Year

At the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic lie equity issues that have troubled Virginia and the nation for generations––lack of...
August 18, 2021 | Chris Wodicka

Improved Federal Child Tax Credit Helps Nearly 1.6 Million Children in Virginia, but More Outreach Is Needed

Under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the federal Child Tax Credit (CTC) has been improved for 2021: Credit amounts...
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...
July 21, 2021 | Laura Goren

Rebuilding Stronger for Fairfax County: Collective Bargaining Advances Equity and Strengthens Families

Fairfax County is a vibrant, diverse community where people choose to live and work together for better...
July 15, 2021 | The Commonwealth Institute

Loudoun County Employees Are Often Paid Too Little To Afford Loudoun Costs; Collective Bargaining Would Reduce Pay Disparities and Improve Services

New report provides local and regional data relevant to current discussion on public employee collective bargaining As the Loudoun County...
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