This September marks my third anniversary as part of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI) team. I’m spending much of the month scrambling to make the organization’s 10th anniversary gala next month a big success. We still have tickets for sale… [Read more] and I hope you’ll join us!
… [Read more]Georgia’s Department of Human Services is asking the state to include $7.8 million in its 2016 budget to put photos on electronic cards used by food stamp recipients.
This is an expensive solution to a virtually non-existent problem. Spending millions to create photo ID cards will not prevent large-scale fraud
… [Read more]The Schoolhouse Squeeze 2014 compiles the latest numbers to show how cuts at the state level and lost local property values combine to create financial stress for school districts. This year’s update to the original 2013 report features a searchable database so you can easily access information about your district,
We expect more from our students today than ever before. We’re asking them to develop deeper knowledge and more analytical and creative skills to succeed in an increasingly competitive global economy. Georgia’s policymakers are instituting more rigorous performance standards and enhancing teacher quality through new policies on teacher preparation, licensure… [Read more]
Creating marriage equality in Georgia is not just a matter of basic justice and fairness, but according to a just-released study by the Williams Institute… [Read more] in the UCLA School of Law, the state’s economy would also benefit.
Revenue from same-sex wedding planning and spending by out-of-state guests on goods and
… [Read more]Georgia’s refusal to expand Medicaid to cover more than 500,000 uninsured people will cost the state’s health care system about $34 billion in federal money over the next decade, according to a new report by two well-respected research organizations.
Georgia’s hospitals alone will lose out on almost $13 billion. That