The November column notes that DC’s newly elected leaders face serious challenges of rising poverty, especially among children, at a time when the city’s resources continue to fall. The latest figures show DC faces a budget shortfall of nearly $200 million for the current budget year. The column notes that both Maryland and Virginia have raised taxes in recent years to maintain services, and that the District should consider tax increases as part of a balanced approach to the recession.
Federal Tax Bill Will Increase Inequality in DC, But We Can Fight Back
By Kitty Richards • East of the River • February 10, 2018
DC Should Do More to Ensure Residents of Color Can Access Growing Prosperity
By Ed Lazere • Hill Rag • November 6, 2017
DC Added $8 Million to the Pockets of Low-Income Workers, Thanks to Tax Credit Expansion
By Claire Zippel • HillRag • October 4, 2017