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September 24, 2020 | The Commonwealth Institute

TCI Applauds Recommendations to Address Racial Injustice in Virginia Law

Commission to Examine Racial Inequity in Virginia Law Takes Up Major Criminal Justice, Education Remedies On Tuesday, September 23, 2020,...
August 27, 2020 | Chris Duncombe

Gov. Proposal Takes Out Almost Three Quarters of A Billion Dollars ($722 M) for PreK-12, Leaves Rainy Day Funds Untouched

Last week, Gov. Northam announced his amendments to the state’s two-year budget that began on July 1. The proposal relies...
August 21, 2020 | The Commonwealth Institute

Addressing Barriers to Virtual Learning for Virginia Students

As the new school year begins, students will face a back-to-school environment far more unique than any in modern history.
August 18, 2020 | Ashley Kenneth

Policymakers Must Use Available Resources to Help Virginia Families and Communities

Statement by Ashley C. Kenneth, Senior Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs, The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis, on...
August 14, 2020 | The Commonwealth Institute

Budget Priorities to Advance Racial Justice and Meet COVID-19 Challenges

Much has changed in Virginia, across the United States, and around the world since the General Assembly first adopted a...
August 14, 2020 | Laura Goren

Budget Choices for Today and Tomorrow: Learning Lessons from the Great Recession and Setting Virginia on a More Equitable Path

Executive Summary As Virginia policymakers prepare for a special session to address the state budget and policing reforms, this report...
July 10, 2020 | Chad Stewart

Schools Face Huge Hurdles in Reopening Safely, Federal Aid Falls Short

Keeping students and school staff safe should be a top priority across the state. While Gov. Northam permitted schools to...
June 8, 2020 | Sherri Egerton

Virginia Can Choose Equity for School Funding During Economic Crisis

Executive Summary Now more than ever, parents, families, and communities are reminded of the critical role that educators and schools...
May 7, 2020 | The Commonwealth Institute

School Divisions Can Make the Most of Federal Aid to Help Prevent and Respond to COVID Impacts

Every student in every zip code should have access to a high-quality education, yet the pandemic is creating more barriers...
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