Medicaid Expansion Helps People in Every District-header-01-01 January 11, 2018 by Laura Goren and Michael Cassidy Hundreds, and even thousands, of residents in every legislator’s district stand to gain health coverage. But only if Virginia lawmakers close the coverage gap. Across the state, 240,000 low-income people are stuck in the health care coverage gap. They are unable to get quality, affordable coverage through the federal insurance marketplace because they don’t make enough money, and they can’t qualify for Medicaid because they make too much.
Click image for PDF January 11, 2018 The governor’s proposed changes to the 2018-2020 budget Click image for PDF In December 2018, Governor Terry McAuliffe released a proposal for the 2018-2020 budget (FYs 2019 and 2020) and amendments to the FY 2018 budget for the House and Senate to consider. Click here or on the image for our summary level assessment of certain key changes proposed by the governor for FY 2019 and FY 2020 compared to Chapter 836 — the amended budget — which passed in Spring 2017.
ResourcesAndCosts2018to2020-01 November 13, 2017 By Chris Wodicka and Laura Goren Virginia’s current revenue system isn’t keeping up with changes and growth in the overall economy, and that’s putting the future prosperity of families and businesses at risk. A series of recent developments point to Virginia’s challenges. The Secretary of Finance recently informed state lawmakers that e-commerce is costing the state an estimated $229 million in lost sales tax revenue.
Profiles of High and Low Poverty Schools October 26, 2017 by Chris Duncombe Persistent gaps in test scores and college enrollment between students from low income families and other more financially secure students are well documented, as are the challenges schools face in trying to improve student outcomes. Too often, these disparities are seen as inevitable and the challenges insurmountable. Increased investments are characterized as wasteful, rather than necessary.

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