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October 25, 2021 | Sherri Egerton

Most Local Public Employees Are Paid Too Little to Reasonably Support a Family; Collective Bargaining Would Reduce Pay Disparities and Improve Services

New reports provide local and regional data for 2 cities in Hampton Roads With the recent lifting of a ban...
October 25, 2021 | Briana Jones

Rebuilding Stronger for Virginia Beach: Collective Bargaining Advances Equity and Strengthens Families

Virginia Beach is a vibrant, diverse community where people choose to live and work together for better...
October 25, 2021 | Briana Jones

Prioritizing Public Workers: How Collective Bargaining Can Help Public Employees in Newport News Achieve an Equitable and Quality Workplace

Newport News is a diverse community filled with rich and unique history. The city is working to...
October 22, 2021 | The Commonwealth Institute

The Commonwealth Institute Releases New Radio Ad on Importance of Extending the Enhanced Child Tax Credit

The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis released a new radio ad today that highlights how the newly improved Child Tax...
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...
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