Several pieces of legislation that could affect Georgia’s state treasury await either signature or veto by Gov. Nathan Deal, after clearing both the House and Senate in the 2015 session. One of them, House Bill 170, is a reasonable reform designed to raise considerable new money to pay for Georgia’s pressing transportation challenges. But several other measures are questionable tax breaks for chosen industries and special interests that in some cases have sizable price tags in lost tax dollars. These non-transportation measures threaten to eat into Georgia’s future revenues and therefore limit lawmakers’ ability to meet the state’s growing needs. Download the full report.
New GBPI/UGA Poll Shows Georgians Support State Investments to Boost Health, Education, and Economic Mobility
A new poll commissioned by the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI) and the University