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.
DC Voters Want One Fair Wage and DC Council Should Too.
By Brittany Alston • Hill Rag • August 16, 2018
DC Fiscal Policy Institute Staff: Budget Shows DC Needs Bolder Investments to Put Plans into Action
By DC Fiscal Policy Institute • The DC Line • July 17, 2018
Initiative 77: A Shot at a Predictable Income
By Brittany Alston • Washington Post • June 15, 2018