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A First Look at Mayor Gray’s Budget


Bolstered by a local economy that continues to grow, Mayor Gray’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal makes key investments in a number of critical areas: education, health care, cash assistance for families with children, and affordable housing. Yet one area of services for our city’s most vulnerable families—those in emergency shelter or on the brink […]


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The District's Dime

April 22nd, 2014
Make Work Pay: Fund Low Income Tax Relief in FY 2015!
Tina Paden

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the standard deduction are two of the most effective tools to target income tax assistance to low-and moderate-income DC families. That’s why the DC Tax Revision Commission recommended that each be expanded to help to correct DC’s unbalanced tax system, which leaves middle-income families paying more of their […]

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