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September 13, 2022 | The Commonwealth Institute

New Census Data Shows Federal and State Investments Shielded Many Families from Severe Hardship and Led to Drop in Virginia’s Supplemental Poverty Rate

New data released today from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey point to the critical impact that federal relief...
September 1, 2022 | The Commonwealth Institute

‘State of Working Virginia’ Reveals How Far Virginia Has Come – and How Much Further It Has Yet to Go – for Working People

New report provides comprehensive research on wages and supports for working people; people of color continue to face additional barriers...
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 3, 2022 | The Commonwealth Institute

From Abingdon to Arlington, New Timeline Map Illustrates History of Labor Organizing By Workers across Virginia

First-of-its-kind labor history timeline illustrates the history of worker power and worker suppression from the commonwealth’s founding to present day...
July 7, 2022 | The Commonwealth Institute

Eliminating Youth Fines and Fees Relieves Black Youth and their Families from Undue Burden

Virginia can be a place where every young person has the support and resources to reach their full potential and...
May 31, 2022 | Ashley Kenneth

Conference Budget Proposal Makes Notable Investments in Working Families and Public Education, Yet More Work Remains

Today, Ashley C. Kenneth, President and CEO of The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis (TCI) released the following statement on...
April 19, 2022 | Ashley Kenneth

Statement: Vote Advancing Proposal to Pause Retail Gas Tax Puts Families, Communities, and Economic Growth at Risk

Today, Ashley C. Kenneth, President and CEO of The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis (TCI), released the following statement on...
April 5, 2022 | The Commonwealth Institute

Nine out of 10 Prince William County Employees Are Paid Too Little to Reasonably Support a Family with Two Children; Collective Bargaining Would Reduce Pay Disparities and Address History of Significant Turnover

Prince William County, VA — Working people and advocates held a press conference today announcing the release of a...
April 4, 2022 | The Commonwealth Institute

TCI Statement on the Special Session: Lawmakers at Impasse, Must Prioritize Parents

Budget Impasse Continues, Delays Stem from Proposals That Would Do Little to Help Parents Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck VIRGINIA – Ashley...
March 25, 2022 | The Commonwealth Institute

TCI Calls on the General Assembly to Prioritize Parents and Families in Tax Choices and Education Funding

VIRGINIA – Today,  Ashley C. Kenneth, President and CEO of The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis (TCI) released the following...
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