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July 15, 2021 | Laura Goren
Coming Together for Loudoun County: Collective Bargaining Strengthens Communities and Families
Loudoun County is a growing, increasingly diverse community that is a place of aspirations and contrasts: one...
June 29, 2021 | The Commonwealth Institute
New Federal Funds for Virginia: Who’s Getting What
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 that became law on March 11 provides both flexible and targeted funding...
May 18, 2021 | Ashley Kenneth
More Than Recovery: Reflecting on a Stronger Future for the Commonwealth
The COVID-19 pandemic has unearthed inequities with deep roots. Intentional policy decisions made over generations have maintained a society where...
May 3, 2021 | Laura Goren
Taking Stock and Looking Forward: Virginia’s Economy and Policies to Build a Stronger Future
With many schools resuming in-person classes, an acceleration of vaccine rollout, and positive reports about how many jobs are being...
January 18, 2021 | Chris Wodicka
Virginia’s Families and Communities Need Support Now: State Budget Options for a Stronger, More Equitable Recovery
Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has created widespread hardship across Virginia and around the globe. As hospitalizations continue...
October 19, 2020 | 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...
October 1, 2020 | Chris Wodicka
This Recession is Different: Hardship among Asian American Communities and the Need for State Policy Solutions
The economy shows some signs of recovering from the worst of the pandemic-driven recession, yet the share of working people...
September 17, 2020 | Laura Goren
New Census Income and Poverty Data Shows High Levels of Inequality Even Before Pandemic, Leaving Many At Risk for Hunger and Insecurity
High housing costs and income inequality meant even before the pandemic many families in Virginia did not have the means...
August 17, 2020 | Laura Goren
Federal Spending Likely to Continue Stabilizing Virginia’s Economy and State Revenue Through Recession
Virginia has long benefited from the federal government, largely due to the proximity of Washington, D.C. Out of all U.S.