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Three Things We Know About the Mayor’s Education Budget So Far

The unequal effects of the pandemic on Black, brown, immigrant, and low-income children and families—like the exacerbation of the digital divide and housing, food, and economic instability—threaten to deepen DC’s already wide and persistent racial and […]

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Advocates’ Letter to Mayor Bowser: American Rescue Plan Offers DC a Down Payment on a Just Recovery and Future

Nearly 80 organizations organizations sent Mayor Bowser and the DC Council a letter urging them to use the funds on intentional investments and interventions in a timely way, with a laser focus on targeting those most in need and addressing the racial […]

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What’s in the Comprehensive Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Act of 2021?

Today, on 4/20, many Americans are reflecting upon the nation’s racist history of cannabis prohibition and the criminalization of Black and brown people and communities.

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DCFPI Welcomes Erica Williams as Our New Executive Director!

We’re thrilled to welcome Erica Williams as the new Executive Director of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute. In this role, she will lead the team in achieving its mission to promote opportunity and widespread prosperity for all residents of the District of […]

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Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Season Overview: Here’s What You Need to Know

There are a number of opportunities throughout budget season to voice our values and shape the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 DC budget. You can—and should—have a say in where our community invests our resources.

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The Mayor Should Invest in Programs that Boost Incomes and Health

As we move to vaccinate residents and hopefully emerge from the pandemic stronger, our leaders must address the needs of thousands of residents who have fallen behind on bills, need stable health insurance as well as physical and mental health care.

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The Mayor Should Invest in Ending Homelessness Among Youth

To tackle youth homelessness, the District must continue making investments in youth programs, and it’s particularly important because youth experiencing homelessness on their own are particularly vulnerable and need programming that meets their developmental […]

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Failure to Invest in Critical Housing Needs is a Failure to Address a Deeply Racialized Public Health Crisis

A year into the global health pandemic, the resulting economic downturn continues to underscore the importance of substantial District investments in quality affordable housing and rental assistance for DC residents.

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The Mayor Should Invest in Ending Chronic Homelessness and Other Life-Saving Programs

Housing is healthcare. Now during the pandemic, the connection between housing and healthcare is even more evident when one of the keys to staying healthy is staying at home.

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DC’s Financial Challenges Remain, Even As its Budget Deficit Shrinks

The District’s economy and tax collections are doing better than projections in December, according to the Office of Chief Financial Officer’s (OCFO) February 26 revenue forecast but financial challenges remain.

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