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DCFPI Welcomes Nadia Salazar as Our New Senior Campaigns Manager

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Top 5 Percent of DC Earners Pay Lower Share of Income in Taxes than Bottom 95 Percent

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More Teachers Will See Pay Increase with DC’s Temporary Grant Change for Child Care Centers 

More early educators, most of whom are Black and brown, are poised to see salary increases under a change to the Early Childhood Educator Pay Equity Fund (PEF) that the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) announced last week.

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DC Made Progress on Poverty Thanks to Public Investment in Residents

Poverty in DC declined in 2022 to 13.3 percent from 16.5 percent the year prior, according to new data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS). This improvement likely reflects a combination of factors including the overall decline in […]

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State Tax Levels Have Little Effect on Where People Choose to Live

While the myth that increased taxes will drive mass flight of high-earning residents from a state has survived on cherry-picked anecdotes, researchers have disproved this claim many times over.

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DC’s Extreme Black-White Unemployment Gap is Worst in the Nation 

Everyone who wants to work should be able to find a job. While DC’s average unemployment of 4.6 percent in 2022 is down from 7.9 percent in 2020, the peak during the pandemic, the average unemployment rate masks extreme racial inequity.

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DCFPI Welcomes Erika Roberson as Our New Policy Analyst

Erika will lead the DC Fiscal Policy Institute’s research and advocacy on education policy, aimed at eliminating racial and income inequities in student experiences and outcomes.

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DCFPI Welcomes Anne Gunderson as Our New Senior Policy Analyst 

Anne’s focus is on bolstering the District’s early childhood system by conducting research and providing expertise on advocacy and workforce issues facing the field.

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On Juneteenth (and Every Day) the Struggle for Black Freedom Continues  

As we observe Juneteenth, DC and the country should (re)commit to repairing the harms of our past and its compounding negative effects in our current day.

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DC Council Restores Funding to Vital Lifelines at First Budget Vote, with Big Exceptions

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