GBPI 10th Anniversary Possibility Gala

 
 
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The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. For ten years, we have been showing Georgia what’s possible to improve our schools, make health care accessible and affordable, protect and strengthen the safety net that keeps so many families out of poverty, and

HOPE Scholars Pick Up Increasing Share of College Costs

Students from low- or moderate-income families must clear ever-higher financial hurdles to complete a postsecondary program in Georgia. The HOPE Scholarship will cover 59 percent of tuition and mandatory fees at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the next school year and 62 percent at the University of Georgia. This… [Read more]

Georgia Still Climbing Out of Deep Economic Hole

State of Working Georgia:  Spring Update, 2014
Georgia continues to face serious economic challenges more than four years since the start of the national recovery, despite some gradual movement in the right direction. Companies are adding new jobs and unemployment is declining these days, but relatively modest growth is leaving… [Read more]

Bad Times for Good Jobs

Georgia’s Shrinking Middle Class Opportunity
A good-paying job is the cornerstone of a secure middle-class life, but Georgia’s private sector economy is failing to provide enough of them. Industries in Georgia that pay a middle-class wage suffered most during the Great Recession, and have come back more slowly than low-… [Read more]

Recent Reports

Bad Times for Good Jobs

July 17, 2014

Georgia’s Shrinking Middle Class Opportunity
A good-paying job is the cornerstone of a secure middle-class life, but Georgia’s private sector economy is failing to provide enough of them. Industries in Georgia that pay a middle-class wage suffered most during the Great Recession, and have come back more slowly than low-… [Read more]

Menu of Revenue Options to Pave Way for Georgia’s Rebound

June 26, 2014

Low Revenues Keeping Georgia on a Path to Mediocrity, 2014 Update
Georgia is one of the lowest-taxed states in the country, which prevents state and local governments from collecting the revenue they need to fully fund education, public services and other ingredients of economic success. But lawmakers can reverse these… [Read more]

At the Bottom of a Broken Ladder

June 19, 2014

A Profile of Georgia’s Low-Income Working Families
Nearly four in ten of Georgia’s working families with children are “low-income.”1  A low-income family of three with one child earns less than $36,960 per year. This could be the family of a cook at your favorite restaurant and a paraprofessional at your… [Read more]

Adding Up the Fiscal Notes: 2014 Session Recap

May 28, 2014

Tax Measures Further Whittle Away Revenues
Revised May 28, 2014
A collection of tax measures that will drain up to $238 million from Georgia’s state treasury and $154 million from its local governments over the next five years were signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal this year. Although not… [Read more]

Georgia Still Climbing Out of Deep Economic Hole

May 8, 2014

State of Working Georgia:  Spring Update, 2014
Georgia continues to face serious economic challenges more than four years since the start of the national recovery, despite some gradual movement in the right direction. Companies are adding new jobs and unemployment is declining these days, but relatively modest growth is leaving… [Read more]

HOPE Scholars Pick Up Increasing Share of College Costs

May 1, 2014

Students from low- or moderate-income families must clear ever-higher financial hurdles to complete a postsecondary program in Georgia. The HOPE Scholarship will cover 59 percent of tuition and mandatory fees at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the next school year and 62 percent at the University of Georgia. This… [Read more]