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September 3, 2023 | The Commonwealth Institute

Session 2023: Key Budget Policy Choices

Comparing the governor’s, House, Senate, and compromise budgets to the 2022-2024 budget House and Senate budget negotiators have...
August 23, 2023 | Laura Goren

K-12 Funding in 2023: What’s Up With That 22% Number?

There was a lot of attention today on the investments in Virginia’s schools that students, parents, and educators successfully fought...
August 22, 2023 | Laura Goren

How the Senate’s February Budget Proposal Helps Schools Across the Commonwealth

In February 2023, the House and Senate of Virginia proposed budgets that represented contrasting visions for Virginia. The House followed...
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...
March 1, 2023 | Briana Jones

Don’t Repeat Virginia’s History of Divesting from Public Schools

Every student, regardless of their background, should have access to a high-quality education that will help them reach their potential.
February 21, 2023 | Laura 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...
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...
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...
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