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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...
April 5, 2022 | Mel Borja

Coming Together in Prince William: Collective Bargaining Advances Equity and Strengthens Families

Prince William County is one of the fastest-growing and most diverse communities...
April 4, 2022 | Briana Jones

The TANF to Economic Security Pipeline: Why Legislators Should Continue TANF Progress

That government is, or ought to be, instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security of the people, nation,...
March 25, 2022 | The Commonwealth Institute

TCI Calls on the General Assembly to Prioritize Parents and Families in Tax Choices and Education Funding

VIRGINIA – Today,  Ashley C. Kenneth, President and CEO of The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis (TCI) released the following...
March 8, 2022 | Ashley Kenneth

Kenneth: State budget must make investments in Virginia communities, not unrealistic tax plan

This op-ed originally appeared in The Roanoke Times Over the coming days, Virginia’s legislature will negotiate a budget agreement...
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