VIDEO: How GBPI Shows Georgia What’s Possible At the Capitol, at PTA meetings and at community meetings across the state, GBPI’s experts make the case for better access to education, health care and opportunity for all Georgians. Watch this three-minute video to see how we work to make Georgia a more prosperous place for everyone.  Give today [Read more]
Georgia Budget Primer 2016 Where does the money for Georgia’s $21.8 billion budget come from this year? How does the new transportation tax work? Is Georgia finally funding K-12 education at the level called for in its own formula? GBPI’s “Georgia Budget Primer 2016” answers these questions and many more in 44 pages designed… [Read more]
Child Care Assistance: Georgia’s Opportunity to Bolster Working Families, Economy Georgia is now turning away people who apply for child care financial assistance through a state program designed to help low-income families due to worries the program itself could run short of money.  Georgia’s Department of Early Care and Learning said last Friday budget concerns are causing it to make… [Read more]
Missed Opportunity to Extend Health Care to More Georgians Georgia is home to the fifth most residents without health coverage of any state according to 2013 data, the latest available. Despite this poor ranking, Georgia’s leaders continue to refuse new federal funding to close Georgia’s coverage gap. Accepting this money could extend health coverage to as many as 500,000… [Read more]

Recent Reports

A Bottom-Up Tax Cut to Build Georgia’s Middle Class

August 12, 2015 Building a better Georgia, with a strong economy and vibrant businesses, requires a more resilient middle class and more opportunities for working families to climb the economic ladder. One of the best tools to help ensure that Georgians broadly share in that prosperity is a state-level Earned Income Tax Credit… [Read more]

Improved Adult Education Support Critical to Georgia’s Bottom Line

August 6, 2015 Georgia’s economic well-being is threatened by the high numbers of adults without a high school diploma or a General Equivalency Development credential (GED®). Nearly 866,000 Georgians ages 18 to 64 do not have a high school diploma or GED. Georgia’s adult education programs served only about 60,600 adults in 2014.… [Read more]

Georgia Budget Primer 2016

August 5, 2015 Where does the money for Georgia’s $21.8 billion budget come from this year? How does the new transportation tax work? Is Georgia finally funding K-12 education at the level called for in its own formula? GBPI’s “Georgia Budget Primer 2016” answers these questions and many more in 44 pages designed… [Read more]

Adding Up the Fiscal Notes: Final 2015 Tax Recap

May 20, 2015 Governor Approves Big Transportation Package, Slew of Smaller Bills Gov. Nathan Deal approved several pieces of legislation that affect Georgia’s ability to meet its needs like roads and schools in future years.  Georgia’s House and Senate passed 11 different tax bills this year, and the governor approved 10 of them.… [Read more]

Adding Up the Fiscal Notes: 2015 Session Recap

April 17, 2015 Several pieces of legislation that could affect Georgia’s state treasury await either signature or veto by Gov. Nathan Deal, after clearing both the House and Senate in the 2015 session. One of them, House Bill 170, is a reasonable reform designed to raise considerable new money to pay for Georgia’s… [Read more]

Missed Opportunity to Extend Health Care to More Georgians

April 2, 2015 Georgia is home to the fifth most residents without health coverage of any state according to 2013 data, the latest available. Despite this poor ranking, Georgia’s leaders continue to refuse new federal funding to close Georgia’s coverage gap. Accepting this money could extend health coverage to as many as 500,000… [Read more]