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New GBPI Budget Primer Previews 2017 as State Closes Out 2016

State tax collection rose 9.4 percent in the just-ended 2016 fiscal year, or nearly $1.8 billion more than the prior year. About $744 million...

Georgia Families Need State to Support New Child Care Plan

Georgia’s new and improved plan to expand access to quality child care for families earning low incomes took effect in June. The state’s 2017...
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Refugees Help Make Georgia a Better Place

Over the past year or so, Georgians have grown increasingly aware of the challenges faced by refugees resettling in the state. A new report provides a wealth of information on how refugees in the U.S. fare over time and how they affect our local communities.

Charlton Ranks Among Georgia Counties With Dire Health Provider Shortages

Nearly two-thirds of Georgia’s counties fall below the statewide average number of nurses, physician assistants, total doctors and primary care doctors per 100,000 residents. In...

Time to Remedy Georgia’s Health Care Provider Shortages

As published in the AJC June 26, 2016 Georgia needs a health care system that is sustainable. The state needs to focus on promising solutions...

Better Investments Needed to Close Georgia’s Child Hunger Gap

When the final bells ring and students pour out of schools for the summer, some set their sights on beach trips, lazy days playing...

Several remedies show promise for Georgia’s health care provider shortage

Last week, the North Georgia Medical Center in Ellijay, Georgia closed and left yet another county with a shortage of hospital beds.  In light...

Aiming for Average in Education Spending

Georgia ranks 38th among states for public school spending. Spending per student in Georgia is $1,807 less than the national average, according to new...

State Revenue Gain Offers Possibilities

As we near the close of the 2016 fiscal year, we can breathe a sigh of relief. The bad days of the Great Recession...

New Overtime Rules a Win for Georgia’s Middle Class

As many as half a million Georgia workers stand to gain from a long-overdue update to the nation’s system for overtime pay announced by...

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