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
… [Read more]Georgia’s revenues grew 4.8 percent for the 2014 fiscal year that ended June 30.
Such growth is well below the 8.2 percent average of the 13 non-recession years between 1993 and 2007. The difference between 4.8 percent growth and 8.2 percent growth is $623 million. Georgia could accomplish a lot
GBPI is proud today to publish the latest edition of our annual comprehensive analysis of the state’s financial blueprint, the “Georgia Budget Primer 2015.”… [Read more]
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
… [Read more]States that take advantage of new federal money available to extend Medicaid coverage to more residents are seeing substantial declines in uninsured rates this year. It makes sense. Greater Medicaid eligibility increases health coverage, and updated numbers from 2014 provide yet more compelling evidence that Georgia’s failure to expand Medicaid