Budget & Tax

The Commonwealth Institute monitors the budgetary, tax and fiscal policies of Virginia and provides independent research and analysis. Reports and analyses from the current year are posted here. Work from prior years can be found in the Archive or by using the Topics at right.

budget_side_2017_v7-1 February 8, 2017 Comparing the governor’s and money committee amendments to the 2016-2018 enacted budget Click image for pdf The House Appropriations and Senate Finance committees released their proposed changes to the 2016-2018 budget (FYs ’17 and ’18) on Sunday, February 5, 2017. Click here or on the image at left for our summary level assessment of certain key changes and other noteworthy information proposed by the money committees and governor compared to the Chapter 780 version of the FY17 and FY18 budget — the enacted budget — which was passed in Spring 2016.
Recent Budget & Tax Reports
The governor’s proposed changes to the 2016-2017 budget
February 8, 2017
Virginia’s Revenue Problems Hurt Communities, and Can Be Addressed
November 14, 2016
November 4, 2016
Key information and trends about demographics and funding
September 14, 2016
Immigrants and Their Prominent Role in Virginia’s Main Street Businesses
June 28, 2016
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