An overwhelming majority of Georgians want the state to invest in people-first strategies including expanded access to education and mental health services, while raising new revenue to pay for them, according to a Mason-Dixon statewide poll conducted this month. “We’re
Author: John McCosh
During Georgia’s 2017-2018 legislative cycle and throughout the months between those two sessions, the growing GBPI team improved the public policy discourse and, in many cases, state policies changed for the better as a result. Georgia will fully fund its
As the 2018 General Assembly nears the closing gavel, Georgia lawmakers are trying to find a path to use public dollars to boost private schools, provide need-based aid for college students and impose rules that target immigrants in counterproductive ways.
Legislation to allow the use of state money for private schools stalled on Crossover Day 2018, while a proposal to give students more time to qualify as HOPE scholars also now faces a more convoluted path to passage. Meanwhile, a
Registration for GBPI’s Insights 2019: 15 Forward Policy Conference is now available. A sold-out crowd of more than 200 people at Georgia Tech’s Global Learning Center applauded the unveiling of a bold new $1 billion vision for Georgia, a people-first strategy
The email dated May 11, 2017 from the East Georgia State College academic office felt ominous to Joshua Proffitt. He asked his mother to read it to him. It was not bad news. “You made the Dean’s Merit List!” Mitzi
The largest crowd to attend a Georgia Budget and Policy Institute conference gathered at Insights 2017 in downtown Atlanta Jan. 25th for to hear lawmakers, educators and other experts break down the issues on the minds of legislators this session.
A pair of powerhouse keynote speakers. An engaging group of panelists. And GBPI’s own Melissa Johnson, a senior policy analyst behind new research spotlighting four key policy levers to advance economic opportunity for Georgia women. Those are just a few
Thank You for Participating in GBPI’s January Policy Conference! GBPI’s 2016 policy conference, “Charting a Path: Ensuring Economic Opportunity for Georgia’s Families,” spotlighted ways to bring everyone along as the state emerges from its economic doldrums. PolicyLink CEO Angela Glover Blackwell
Georgia is underfunding its K-12 programs to the tune of about $660 million this school year, according to the state’s own formula. Plans emerging from the governor’s Education Reform Commission threaten to lock in most of the cuts for the