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The state budget is more than just a list of numbers. It is perhaps one of the single most important documents created by policymakers. From our education system to criminal justice to human services, the state budget decides what services Georgians receive and the quality of those services. In the… [Read more]
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GBPI Senior Policy Analyst Clare S. Richie is available for comments and interviews. Media coverage is invited.
ATLANTA – Georgia has the 10th highest poverty rate in the nation of 17.9 percent (tied with Texas), according to recently released data from the U. S. Census Bureau’s American… [Read more]
GBPI Director of Health Policy Tim Sweeney is quoted in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on the FY 2012 funding gap in the state employee insurance plan. Download the news article.
Governor Nathan Deal asks state agencies to plan for additional budget cuts in FY 2012 and FY 2013 writes Athens Banner-Herald Lee Shearer. Download the news article.
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ATLANTA – The Georgia Budget & Policy Institute releases two new policy briefs on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training and FY 2012 funding for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Media interviews are welcomed.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Georgia is poised to maximize its Supplemental… [Read more]
The FY 2012 budget appropriates $186 million in state funding for the newly established Department of Public Health. The FY 2012 programmatic funding level of $166.2 million represents a $25.8 million, or 13.4 percent, decline from the pre-recession FY 2009 budget. Download the PDF.
The FY 2012 budget allocates $650 million in total funding for programs that provide financial assistance for post-secondary education. The majority of the funding is provided by state lottery games. Download the PDF.
Georgia has less available federal and state Maintenance of Effort (MOE) funds for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) due to a decreasing federal unobligated balance; cuts to the federal TANF Supplemental Grant; and, an increased reliance on private funds for TANF MOE. Download the… [Read more]
The FY 2012 budget includes new funding to Georgians with developmental disabilities and mental health needs in community settings as opposed to institutional settings. Download the PDF.
The FY 2012 budget appropriates $6.96 billion in state funding for K-12 education despite projected growth in student enrollment and federal Recovery Act funding no longer available. Download the PDF.