Author: Caitlin Highland

Clean Slate would be a boon for many Georgians

When the sunset on Gov. Nathan Deal’s administration, many believed that Georgia’s criminal justice reform era had ended, but it appears that the Peach State may be getting its second wind. […] Consider this:  According to the Georgia Budget and

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Tobacco tax increase surfaces in General Assembly

[…] “Lifting the tobacco tax will simultaneously help our state fund critical priorities, such as health and education, and boost health outcomes,” said Danny Kanso, a GBPI policy analyst. “GBPI commends Chairman Chuck Hufstetler, R-rome) and the Senate Finance Committee

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Sine Die 2020: More Work Needed to Address Georgia’s Revenue Crisis

After a three-month hiatus due to COVID-19, the 2020 legislative session ended Friday, June 26. When lawmakers returned in mid-June, the world had shifted. A steep revenue shortfall, high levels of unemployment, an ongoing public health crisis and a global anti-racist movement underscored the long-standing truth that the status quo could

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