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January 19, 2024 | Megan Davis

Digging Deeper: How the Governor’s Proposal Increases Taxes for Low-Income Families, Gives Significant Cuts to the Wealthy

When we all pitch in our fair share, we can invest in the programs and services that help everyone to...
January 18, 2024 | The Commonwealth Institute

Virginia Parents, Advocates, Elected Officials Call for Lawmakers to Advance Family-Focused Tax Policy

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia parents and elected officials joined with advocates to hold a press conference on Thursday morning and...
January 17, 2024 | Ashley Kenneth

Kenneth: Governor Youngkin’s tax package does little to help Southwest Virginia families most in need

This op-ed originally appeared in Cardinal News When Governor Youngkin unveiled his legacy budget in December — the only...
January 16, 2024 | Laura Goren

$12 is Not Enough – Virginia Policymakers Must Act on the Minimum Wage

Everyone in Virginia working a full-time job should be paid enough to provide for their family. However, for too many...
January 10, 2024 | The Commonwealth Institute

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

Originally published July 20, 2023: Updated Jan 10, 2024 get our “budget...
November 15, 2023 | The Commonwealth Institute

New Community-Driven Policy Agenda a Strong Foundation for Transformative Change in Virginia

Richmond, VA — After several months of working with and listening to community leaders and partners about the needs of...
October 4, 2023 | Megan Davis

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

Originally published Feb 3, 2023; Updated Oct 4, 2023 Qualifying families could claim more of the Virginia work credit that...
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...
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