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 2015

GBPI is proud to publish the latest edition of our annual comprehensive analysis of the state’s financial blueprint, the “Georgia Budget Primer 2015.”
This primer is a clear explanation of the state’s revenue collections and its current spending plan through next June. The 2015 edition tells the story of a… [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

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]

Child Care Assistance: Georgia’s Opportunity to Bolster Working Families, Economy

March 23, 2015

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]

How to fix flawed “New Markets” Bill

March 19, 2015

The Georgia Senate is now considering House Bill 439, legislation supporters claim will help small businesses in low-income urban and rural areas. But the proposal is poorly designed and is unlikely to help Georgia businesses or the state’s economy. It creates an overly complex investment scheme that delivers tax credits… [Read more]

Opportunity School District Needs Transparency, Community Role

March 13, 2015

A new legislative proposal to create a statewide “Opportunity School District” aims to boost student achievement at Georgia’s most challenged schools. Close scrutiny of the measure is warranted before its proposed drastic and permanent remedies are passed into law. Georgia Senate Bill 133 sets out the parameters of Gov. Nathan… [Read more]