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September 14, 2023 | The Commonwealth Institute

New Census Data Shows Pandemic Protections Led to Fewer Virginians Without Health Coverage; Continued High Child Poverty Rates and Expiration of Federal Boosts Requires Robust State Policy Response

New data released from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) offer a picture of how Virginians fared in...
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...
August 8, 2023 | The Commonwealth Institute

Two Commonwealth’s Attorneys Announce Policy to Reduce Court Debt Collection Fees

Today, two Commonwealth’s Attorneys — the Hon. Buta Biberaj (Loudoun) and the Hon. Ramin Fatehi (Norfolk) — are announcing a...
February 23, 2023 | The Commonwealth Institute

New Poll: 80% of Virginia Voters Believe Profitable Corporations and the Wealthy Do Not Pay Enough in Taxes

62% of VA Voters believe lawmakers should not cut taxes, because cuts would harm the quality of state services, make...
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 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 17, 2023 | The Commonwealth Institute

Commonwealth Kids Credit Would Make Virginia More Affordable for Over 700,000 Families

Establishing a state-level Child Tax Credit would help over 1 million children A commonwealth kids credit would make the cost...
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...
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...
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