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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...
March 2, 2022 | The Commonwealth Institute

Budget Conferees Should Take Opportunities for Generational Investments

Virginia’s House of Delegates and Senate have approved their proposed changes to Virginia’s budgets for the current year and upcoming...
February 20, 2022 | The Commonwealth Institute

Budget Proposals by the House of Delegates and Senate Chart Different Approaches On Tax Policy, Funding For Public Education

Today, the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis (TCI) released the following statement on the budget proposals put forward by committees...
February 16, 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...
February 4, 2022 | Ashley Kenneth

Ashley Kenneth column: Youngkin administration should take a more responsible, targeted tax policy approach

This op-ed originally appeared in Richmond Times-Dispatch On the issue of taxes, Virginians have seen two competing visions in...
January 28, 2022 | The Commonwealth Institute

Refundable Earned Income Tax Credit Would Support Working Families across the Commonwealth

New data analysis from The Commonwealth Institute shows impact of the EITC in every district under the newly drawn legislative...
January 27, 2022 | Chris Wodicka

Earned Income Tax Credit Supports Virginia’s Working Families: Updated District and Locality Data

In December 2021, then-Gov. Northam proposed making Virginia’s state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) partially refundable. If enacted, this change...
January 27, 2022 | Mel Borja

Coming Together in Richmond City: Collective Bargaining Advances Equity and Strengthens Families

The City of Richmond is a dynamic community at the heart of our commonwealth. It is also one...
January 27, 2022 | The Commonwealth Institute

Most Richmond City Employees Are Paid Too Little to Reasonably Support a Family; Collective Bargaining Would Reduce Turnover Costs and Pay Disparities, Improve Services

New report provides local data for the City of Richmond and supplements recent reports on Fairfax and Loudoun counties and...
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