Statement from the DC Fiscal Policy Institute: Mayor Bowser’s Budget Takes Major Steps Forward but Misses Key Needs
This is a tragic loss, and the aftershocks will continue to be felt by all of us who advocate for and serve the District’s students and families.
Erica Williams has been named Executive Director of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute (DCFPI), the organization’s Board of Directors announced today.
The District built up $1.4 billion in reserves, but restrictive rules leave $1.2 billion of that impossible or difficult to use to help residents and businesses struggling in the pandemic, according to a new analysis entitled, “The COVID-19 Recession is […]
DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson’s reckless move to cut $4 million from mental health services during a public health and economic crisis is wildly inappropriate.
“The Council’s budget moves in the right direction: it raises over $61 million—including $26 million from amendments—to boost funding for vital programs and services, but it still falls short of what these unprecedented times require.”
83 percent of D.C. voters support raising taxes on wealthy residents and corporations to prevent cuts to essential services, with nearly four out of five residents opposing budget cuts that would hurt Black and brown residents, according to a poll released […]
Last week, four police officers murdered George Floyd, a Black man, father, and community member. In March, an officer entered the home of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman and EMT, with no warning and shot her to death. These murders, and the violence that the […]