|The District’s budget provides funding for a variety of critical public programs and services including education, transportation, health care, and job training, just to name a few. These programs and services are financed largely through tax and fee collections. The District’s budget is based on a fiscal year which runs from October through September.
|—FY 2017 Budget Toolkit|
Revenue: Where DC Gets Its Money, details how and where the District gets its revenue to pay for everything from library books, to teacher salaries, to health care for lower-income residents. Our new and improved revenue primer also compares key DC taxes to those levied in surrounding Maryland and Virginia suburbs. Along with our recently […]
Drivers’ licenses. Cash assistance for families in need. Trash collection. Financing for affordable housing. Teachers, police officers and firefighters. Library books. All are made possible in the District of Columbia through one thing: The city’s annual budget. Certainly a budget that provides this wide a range of goods and services is a bit complicated. In […]
Testimony of Ed Lazere at the Budget Oversight Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request Act and Budget Support Act, April 29, 2016
April 18th, 2016
Testimony of Soumya Bhat at the FY 2017 Budget Oversight Hearing for the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, April 18, 2016
April 14th, 2016
Testimony of Soumya Bhat at the FY 2017 Budget Oversight Hearing for DC Public Schools (DCPS), April 14, 2016
May 8th, 2015
Testimomy of Ed Lazere at the Budget Oversight Hearing for The Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Support Act Before the DC Council Committee of the Whole, May 8, 2015
April 30th, 2015
Testimony of Soumya Bhat at the Budget Oversight Hearing for the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, April 30, 2015
Revenue: Where DC Gets Its Money
November 1st, 2016
A Citizen’s Guide to the DC Budget
April 7th, 2016
Are DCPS Low-Income Schools Shortchanged When It Comes to Supplemental Resources for “At-Risk” Students?
March 23rd, 2016
Get Ready! The Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Is Coming on Thursday!
March 16th, 2016
Cutting TANF Would Increase Family Homelessness
October 9th, 2015
Greater Transparency Will Strengthen DC’s Efforts To Turn Publicly-Owned Land Into Affordable Housing