Friday, March 24, 2017

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he Georgia Budget and Policy Institute is working to build a more inclusive economy so that everyone can participate and thrive. We believe Georgia can be a state where everyone has a chance at a decent job so they can raise a family, can go to a doctor when they get sick and attend great public schools. We offer thoughtful analysis and responsible solutions to improve the state’s budget, taxes and public policies. We are working to help Georgians reach their full potential.

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Private School Scholarship Savings Claims Deserve Skepticism

State lawmakers are considering a big expansion of the private school scholarship tax credit program. House Bill 217 proposes to hike...

Misguided March to Expand Tax Credits for Private School Scholarships

The Georgia Senate is considering a plan to expand the state’s private school scholarship tax credit program after the House recently...
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Targeted Fix to Income Tax Package Can Deliver Georgians a...

Analysis of potential revision to House Bill 329 (LC 43 0601S) Georgia lawmakers are considering a large income tax proposal with three...



Georgia Budget Primer 2017

Where does the money for Georgia’s $23.7 billion budget come from this year? How has the new transportation funding package affected state revenue? Is Georgia finally funding K-12 education at the level called for in its own formula?

GBPI’s “Georgia Budget Primer 2017” answers these questions and more in 44 pages that provide clear explanations of the state’s revenue collections and spending plan. The guide breaks down complex topics and serves as an authoritative reference during the 12-month fiscal year that started July 1, 2016. Learn more about the state budget.

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GOP scrambles to save health bill

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Income tax among number of proposals reworked by Georgia Senate panel

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Immigration debate fuels worry about H-1B program

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution