budget_side_2017_v7-1 February 23, 2017 Key proposed changes to the enacted budget, Ch. 780 click image for pdf House and Senate budget negotiators released their conference budget on February 22 for floor consideration by the General Assembly. Click here or on the image at left for our summary of certain key changes in the conference report, Senate budget, House budget, and governor’s budget compared to the Chapter 780 (Acts of Assembly 2016) version of the 2016-2018 (fiscal years 2017 and 2018) budget.
highly_segregated November 4, 2016 By Chris Duncombe and Michael Cassidy There are more public schools isolated by race and income in Virginia and across the United States than there were over a decade ago. This is alarming because schools with high concentrations of students of color and from low-income families face significant challenges in attracting high-quality teachers, overcoming the influence of low-achieving classmates, and providing sufficient resources for students.
Diverse human hands showing unity May 24, 2016 African-American and Immigrant Communities Share Challenges, Policy Solutions African-American and immigrant communities in Virginia share many challenges, and there are critical policy solutions that could improve the lives of both immigrant and African-American Virginians. This report explores some of these challenges and solutions, focusing on residential segregation, schools that too often fail to meet the needs of all students, employment challenges for adults without high school diplomas, low wages for many workers, lack of health insurance and culturally competent health care, significant caretaking responsibilities without the benefit of paid sick leave and family leave, and harsher punishment in the criminal justice system.
tercile_April_2016-01 April 26, 2016 As Job Gains Spread, Gaps Are Becoming More Stark By Aaron Williams, Laura Goren, and Michael Cassidy There are finally more jobs in Virginia than before the recession started eight years ago. Today, workers in high-wage occupations, certain industries such as education and health services, and several of Virginia’s larger communities are better off than before the recession.

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