Principles for Sustaining an Equitable Recovery
Growing wages and salaries, investment income, and business profits are boosting DC’s revenues, but not all of the District’s residents are on the path to recovery. There remains a huge gap between the city’s wealthier, largely white, residents and its […]
City Leaders Must Invest Further to Ensure the Long-Term Stability of DC’s School-Based Behavioral Health Program
Today, 54 organizations led by the Strengthening Families Through Behavioral Health Coalition submitted a letter to Mayor Bowser outlining the investments required to ensure the School-Based Behavioral Health Program (SBBH) can be successful at servings the […]
DC Council considers legislation to create a restorative recreational cannabis industry
Today, DC Council will hear from the public about two pieces of legislation that will impact the future of cannabis policy in the District: The Medical Cannabis Amendment Act of 2021 and the Comprehensive Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Act of 2021.
Mayor Bowser Can and Should Continue Helping DC Residents Pay Rent and Utility Bills
If the Mayor fails to allocate additional funding for STAY DC, thousands of DC residents will face eviction and all of the trauma, disruption to education and employment, and poorer health that comes with it.
DCFPI Welcomes Emily Gallo as our new Communications and Policy Assistant!
DCFPI Welcomes Nikki Metzgar to Our Team!
Nikki will lead DCFPI’s work to ensure that public debate about DC’s economy is informed by the research and analysis of policy experts. She brings to her role more than a decade of experience in content creation and communications for social change.
DCFPI Welcomes Michael Johnson Jr. as our new State Policy Fellow!
Michael joined the team at DCFPI in August 2021 and will work with the policy team to advance our research in various issue areas such as education, income & poverty, and cannabis policy.
DC Council Makes New Investments that Promote Equity But Could Go Even Further
While the DC Council has made important investments already, DCFPI calls on Councilmembers to make additional changes in the upcoming BSA vote to ensure a just recovery for all residents.
DC Can Honor Black Women’s Work on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day
Tomorrow, Black women across the U.S. finally will reach pay parity with white men: they will have earned in 19 months as much as white men earned in one year (for median annual earnings for full-time work). That’s seven more months of work just to get equal […]
In Historic Budget Vote, DC Council Makes Transformative Investments But Misses Important Opportunities for Equity
The DC Council cast its first, and arguably most important, vote to advance the fiscal year (FY) 2022 budget last week. The Council budget leverages over $3 billion in temporary federal recovery funds and maintains the Mayor’s strong investments in […]