Picking Priorities: How DC Council’s Tax Plan Undermines the City’s Commitments to Schools and Affordable Housing

The DC Council decided this summer to make tax cuts a priority, pledging every penny of growth in the city’s revenues between now and next year to a list of tax cuts. This will limit the ability of the District government to pay for the growing costs of basic services, and it may prevent the city from keeping commitments to affordable housing and homeless services. Given that taxes paid by DC residents are actually the lowest in the region, a plan to put tax cuts at the top of the priority list doesn’t make sense.


Latest Publications