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.
Time to Fully Fund Birth to Three
By Marlana Wallace • Hill Rag • September 4, 2018
22 Years After Federal Changes to Welfare, DC Stands Out as a Rare Success for Families
By Kate Coventry and Simone Holzer • The DC Line • August 22, 2018
DC Voters Want One Fair Wage and DC Council Should Too.
By Brittany Alston • Hill Rag • August 16, 2018