#TheFinal5: Shuff on renewed statehood effort
“There were two really important studies that came out last week, one from the DC Fiscal Policy Institute and one from the Federal City Council, both of them pointing to significant economic impact on the District that we are not a state.”
Report Shows D.C. Hurting Fiscally Without Statehood
With fewer restrictions and the over $3 billion in potential revenue statehood would offer, the District could take greater steps to minimize economic struggle…
Study finds DC is missing out on billions by not being a state
“This is really a racial and economic justice issue,” said Erica Williams, Executive Director of the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute.
Child-care workers wait for checks that could take them off the brink
More than a third of the city’s child-care workers live in poverty, according to the DC Fiscal Policy Institute, and Marshall hated that her employees were among them.
Homelessness: A Problem That Can Be Solved with Political Will
“The short of it is the question of economic policy. In our society, housing is a commodity and not treated as a basic human right,” said Golding, an affordable housing and workforce development policy analyst with the DC Fiscal Policy Institute.
D.C. is a step closer to changing its school funding model
“The chairman is right in wanting stability, but I think there was a missed opportunity to do more engagement with [D.C. Public Schools], the executive, the community,” said Qubilah Huddleston, a senior policy analyst at the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute.
As First Freezes Hit The Region, D.C.’s Winter Shelter Plan Goes Into Effect
Kate Coventry, senior policy analyst at the DC Fiscal Policy Institute and voting member of ICH, said staff vacancies — which have since been filled — contributed to the plan’s delay. But she said that the city is still able to provide services before […]