State leaders have already cut nearly $2 billion in spending since before the recession, a truly massive blow to the state’s economic health and Governor Deal has signed four bills into law that will create an approximately $85 million shortfall in the next two fiscal years. Although some of the policy changes enacted through the omnibus package appear likely to increase state revenues in the long-term, which could help shore up Georgia’s finances and improve its economy in future years, Georgia still faces a long road to repairing the damage from the Great Recession. Despite the small-scale “reforms” enacted this session, the state still needs comprehensive tax reform that includes new revenues. Download the PDF.
written by Alex Camardelle, Senior Policy Analyst and Jennifer Lee, Policy Analyst Overview A parent’s