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Tax-Side Spending for Economic Development Continues to Swell
In addition to the nearly $100 million that Gov. Nathan Deal proposes to spend on economic development during the 2014 fiscal year, Georgia is also scheduled to commit another $289 million through 16 business tax credits that companies in Georgia are eligible… [Read more]
Over the past few years, sharply declining state revenues led to deep cuts in vital investments like education and transportation. Georgia cut nearly $2 billion worth of essential services since 2009 and the governor’s budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 includes additional cuts for many state… [Read more]
Low Revenues Putting Georgia on a Path to Mediocrity
Georgia is one of the most under-funded states in the country, but state lawmakers can remedy structural budget shortfalls by implementing revenue options used successfully by other states. Annual deep cuts in state funding the past five years means fewer teachers… [Read more]
GBPI Executive Director Alan Essig’s op-ed on the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge” is featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution; read full article here.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution features Georgia Budget and Policy Institute’s Executive Director Alan Essig’s op-ed on the no-tax pledge in Georgia.
As published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
If any good has come from the nation being perched on a “fiscal cliff,” it is the light being shed on a crippling… [Read more]
GBPI’s analysis of HB 993 is referenced in this article on Georgia online sales tax policy; read full article here.
GBPI Director of Health Policy Timothy Sweeney is quoted in this article about state hospital tax; read full article here.
It’s time to put an end to the rumor that nearly half of Americans don’t have any “skin in the game” when it… [Read more]