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January 26, 2023 | Megan Davis

Governor’s Budget Heavy on Corporate Tax Cuts, Light on Community Investments

Budget proposals are the clearest expressions of our priorities and values. This year, given Virginia’s stronger-than-expected recovery from the pandemic,...
January 23, 2023 | Laura Goren

State Policymakers Must Fulfill Virginia’s Commitment to Our Students

The Quick-Take The Problem Too many Virginia children go to schools that don’t have sufficient resources to provide a high-quality...
January 23, 2023 | The Commonwealth Institute

Why Education is a Big Topic in Virginia Budget Convo

New TCI report provides background on Virginia’s education funding problems, how that impacts Virginia students, and what’s before legislators this...
January 11, 2023 | The Commonwealth Institute

Session 2023: Key Budget Policy Choices

The governor’s proposed changes to the 2022-2024 budget The House Appropriations and Senate Finance committees are currently considering...
December 15, 2022 | Ashley Kenneth

Statement on Governor Youngkin’s Proposed Budget Amendments

Youngkin’s Proposals Prioritize Corporations Over Virginia Families Ashley C. Kenneth, President and CEO of The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal...
October 4, 2022 | Sherri Egerton

Collective Bargaining: A Critical Tool to Improve School Staffing, Pay, and Morale

Every student deserves a high-quality education in a safe and healthy school environment that supports all aspects of learning. Teachers...
August 24, 2022 | The Commonwealth Institute

K-12 At-a-Glance: Trends and statistics statewide and for all 132 school divisions

Virginia’s school funding policies fail to meet the needs of students, placing heavy burdens on local governments to try to...
August 24, 2022 | Kathy Mendes

K-12 Funding Trends At-a-Glance: Data for Statewide and All 132 School Divisions (2022)

Virginia schools had fewer staff during the 2020-2021 school year than they did during the 2008-2009 school year despite having...
June 29, 2022 | The Commonwealth Institute

Mixed Bag: State Budget for Upcoming Two Years Has Important Improvements & Setbacks for Racial Justice

Virginia families deserve a budget that helps them make ends meet and invests in the future. The budget for the...
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