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Revenue: Advance Policies that Support an Equitable Pandemic Recovery

The Fiscal Year 2022 budget will be one of the most important in DC’s history. This year’s budget choices have the potential to address the ongoing damage and suffering caused by the pandemic, and to put DC on a path for a recovery.

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DC Policymakers Must Make Bold Investments to Address Longstanding Educational Inequities

DC’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget should recognize the unprecedented harm and ongoing consequences of the health pandemic on students, educators, and families. DC policymakers have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make substantial efforts to reduce […]

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DCFPI Welcomes Amber Gruner to Our Team!

DCFPI is excited to welcome Amber Gruner, our new Revenue Organizer, to the team!

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New Report: First in Line

This Black History Month, and every day of the year, we are reflecting on the ways in which public policy can be used as a reparative tool for Black people and Black communities in DC.

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Is DC Really Using Several of Its Reserves as Rainy Day Funds?

DC’s budget for Fiscal Year 2021 shows that three of the District’s four reserves are fully funded. But the evidence is clear—the District is using only a small fraction of its reserves to address the harm of the pandemic.

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Budget Principles for a Strong and Equitable Pandemic Recovery

As we move to vaccinate residents and hopefully emerge from the pandemic, our leaders must address the possibility of thousands of residents facing eviction, small businesses that may not recover, and students who have fallen behind. Yet DC’s finances and […]

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District Financial Audit Shows Stratified Economy, but in a Strong Financial Position to Address Budget Deficit

The District is building up large budget surpluses and reserves while tens of thousands of residents and many small businesses are suffering, according to an annual audit of DC’s finances released last week.

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DC’s Reserves Are Poorly Designed for a Rainy Day

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DCFPI Welcomes Heather Lavoie to Our Team!

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DC’s Revenue Picture is Improving but Substantial Financial Challenges Remain

The District’s economy and tax collections are doing somewhat better than projections in September, but very substantial financial challenges remain, especially this year and next, according to the CFO’s December 30th revenue forecast.

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