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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...
July 20, 2023 | Megan Davis

The Impact of Recent Tax Choices and Proposals

Tax changes in Virginia during the 2022 session In 2022, the Virginia General Assembly approved a two-year budget (fiscal years...
July 19, 2023 | Mel Borja

Richmond’s Tradition of Black-led Labor Organizing: Then and Now

The City of Richmond is the heart of power and politics in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As the state capital...
June 6, 2023 | Megan Davis

Cutting Top Personal Income Tax Boosts the Wealthy, Excludes People with Lower Incomes

With no budget compromise yet from the Virginia General Assembly, $1 billion in untargeted tax cuts that mostly benefit the...
May 1, 2023 | Mel Borja

Hampton’s History of Worker Power: What the Past Teaches Us About the Present

The City of Hampton, established in 1610, is one of America’s oldest cities. Known as a vibrant, waterfront community at...
March 3, 2023 | Ashley Kenneth

Va. lawmakers should put kids before corporations

This column originally appeared in the Richmond Times-Dispatch At this moment, as lawmakers negotiate over the vastly different budget...
February 21, 2023 | Levi Goren

How Key Budget Choices Compare and What’s at Stake for Virginia Families

Budgets reflect our hopes and dreams for our present and future, and what’s included or excluded has real impacts on...
February 2, 2023 | Mel Borja

A Pay Cut Based on Age? Why Lawmakers Should Reject House Bill 1669

After years of advocacy and a recent win to strengthen Virginia’s minimum wage, a bill that further guts the minimum...
January 27, 2023 | The Commonwealth Institute

WATCH: Virginia Parents, Elected Officials Call for Lawmakers to Prioritize Families Over Corporations

Watch the full press conference HERE Virginia parents, elected officials, and The Commonwealth Institute held a press conference on...
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