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Enrollment Drops in DC Schools Could Signal Long-Term Racial Opportunity Gaps

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ACA Repeal Lawsuit Would End Health Coverage for 40,000 DC Residents, New Data Show

A lawsuit scheduled to go before the Supreme Court next month could repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and leave 40,000 District residents without health coverage, nearly doubling the share of residents who are uninsured, a new analysis from the nonpartisan […]

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5 Things You Should Know about the District’s Latest Revenue Forecast

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Before the Pandemic, DC’s Economy was Booming, but COVID-19 is Increasing Hardship

Incomes rose and the official federal poverty level (FPL) declined in 2019, according to new American Community Survey Census data released this week.

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Results from School Funding Study Outline Options for DC to Advance Educational Equity

School funding in DC could become more equitable if the city were to implement the policy options laid out in a new study that the Deputy Mayor for Education (DME) commissioned.

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Pandemic is Throwing Many DC Residents into Financial Distress

With tens of thousands of DC workers laid off and the ongoing spread of COVID-19 limiting economic activity, a substantial number of DC households are struggling to afford food and pay rent. O

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DC Council Approves Budget that Increases Investments in Critical Programs, But Falls Short of What this Unprecedented Moment Requires

Yesterday, DC Council approved an $8.6 billion local budget. Although we’re in the middle of a global pandemic and recession that is deepening entrenched economic and racial inequities, it fails to adequately rise to what the times require.

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DC Council Should Protect Revenue Increases at Second Vote and Use More Reserves

DC Council’s budget has significant shortcomings even with modest revenue increases, largely because Council failed to put forward a truly bold revenue strategy in the face of a $1.5 billion revenue shortfall.

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DC Council Budget Moves in the Right Direction, Some Major Shortcomings Remain

On Tuesday, The DC Council cast the first of two votes on their fiscal year (FY) 2021 budget, which moves the District’s fiscal policy and investments in the right direction.

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July Brings New Benefits and Wage Increases for District Workers and Families

Today, the District becomes a better place to live, work, and raise a family.

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