Governors Key Budget Policy Choices January 29, 2016 Comparing the 2016-2018 budget to the current budget The House Appropriations and Senate Finance committees are currently considering the governor’s 2016-2018 budget (FYs 2017 and 2018). The official baseline for this proposed budget is the FY2016 budget as approved in Chapter 665, Acts of Assembly 2015. Click here for a pdf or scroll down below for our summary level assessment of certain key changes and other noteworthy information proposed by the governor in the FY2017 and FY2018 budget.
Eroding Standards Table January 6, 2016 How the state slashed support for Virginia’s schools since the recession By Chris Duncombe and Michael Cassidy Because of changes to how Virginia determines support for public schools, students in Virginia are being shortchanged by $800 million per year. Download the report (pdf) Get the press release (pdf) Many of the cuts stem from changes legislators made to the state’s funding formula.
undocumentedimmigrantsmakesignificantcontributions January 8, 2016 At the register, at the pump, and often on payday undocumented immigrants contribute to Virginia’s tax base By Aaron Williams and Michael Cassidy Undocumented immigrants make important contributions to Virginia’s economy and tax coffers. Download the report (pdf) Read the release (pdf) Each year, undocumented immigrants in Virginia pay between $200.2 million and $304.3 million in sales and excise taxes, local property taxes, and state income taxes.
click for larger image January 12, 2016 Improving safety and boosting communities through removing barriers to driver’s licenses By Laura Goren and Michael Cassidy Virginians are safer when more of the drivers on our roads are trained, tested, licensed, and insured. That’s why Virginia has such strong education and training requirements for new drivers. And our communities and economy are stronger when more residents are able to participate in everyday life without breaking the rules of the road by driving without a license.

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Comparing the 2016-2018 budget to the current budget
January 29, 2016
Latest District-by-District Analysis Shows Potential Coverage
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Improving safety and boosting communities through removing barriers to driver’s licenses
January 12, 2016
At the register, at the pump, and often on payday undocumented immigrants contribute to Virginia’s tax base
January 8, 2016
How the state slashed support for Virginia’s schools since the recession
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