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 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.
Recent Budget & Tax Reports
Cuts to School Funding are Hurting Virginia Classrooms
April 26, 2017
The governor’s proposed changes to the 2016-2017 budget
February 23, 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
See all Budget & Tax Reports