The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute is working to build a more inclusive economy. 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 examine the state’s budget, taxes and public policies to provide thoughtful analysis and responsible solutions. We educate the public about complex issues confronting Georgia. Our aim is to inspire informed debate and decision-making, advancing our vision of a state in which economic opportunity and well-being are widely shared among all Georgians.
State elected officials and other policymakers rely on our research and recommendations to help them make decisions critical to Georgia’s future. People who are focused on a wide range of state policies, from education to health care and more, rely on our evidenced-based solutions to understand the best way forward. And our reputation as a nonpartisan, trusted source is evidenced by a near daily citation in the state’s media. We are an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 2004.
At our core is our timely analysis of the state’s annual budget and the legislative process that shapes it. The state’s budget reflects Georgia’s priorities, a true barometer of the things we value most. Each January we produce and publicize an analysis of Georgia’s proposed budget soon after the governor unveils it. Then we detail its evolution as it makes its way through the Legislature, offering specific constructive recommendations along the way. When the governor signs the budget in the spring we take stock of the final document and summarize both the good and the bad in a handy desk reference published after the new budget year begins in July.
Year-round the GBPI team looks outside Georgia for successful polices and ideas that can help Georgia be a better place. Our team members engage with communities throughout Georgia, participating in panel discussions, media events and leading conversations in public forums. This outreach helps us to effectively publicize our latest research across the state to a wide variety of audiences.
Our goal is to shine a light on a path that leads to all Georgians sharing in the state’s prosperity. We are working to show Georgia what’s possible.