Category: Alex Camardelle

Telling the Unvarnished Truth About Georgia

As we close out Black History Month, I reflect on our commitment this month and every month to confront the troubled history that still reproduces disadvantage for hardworking Georgians. W.E.B. Du Bois debuted The Georgia Negro 120 years ago at

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Jumpstart Economic Opportunity with a Clean Slate

By: Stephanie Angel, Policy Fellow and Alex Camardelle, Senior Policy Analyst Introduction Tens of thousands of Georgia citizens return to their home communities from prison each year with hopes of being hired and supporting their families.[1] But far too many

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Repeal Georgia’s Cap on Kids

In order for every child to thrive, they must grow up in a healthy and financially stable home. Georgia’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is critical for those children in families working to climb up out of poverty.

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Four Ways to Strengthen Georgia’s State Workforce Plan

Georgia’s public workforce system is intended to create pathways to economic opportunity for people facing high barriers to meaningful jobs. Funded primarily with federal dollars, the system serves 49,000 low-income Georgians who are veterans, returning citizens, youth who are not

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Jobs Day in Georgia: Wages Headed Nowhere Fast

Today is State Jobs Day, the time of the month when the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases new insights on the labor market. Many of us economic policy wonks obsess over the data, waiting to make meaning of it and write reports about how our states are trending when it

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Women-Powered Prosperity

This report outlines the economic status of women, the pervasiveness of gender bias in Georgia’s public policies and evidence-based solutions lawmakers can implement to eliminate structural roadblocks to economic opportunity for women.

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