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Georgia’s Revenue Increase Trails Needs of Growing Population

For most Georgians July 1, 2017 was just another steamy summer day in the south. For state lawmakers and agency leaders, it marked the...

How to Protect and Expand Health Care Access in Georgia

The defeat of health care legislation in the U.S. Senate last week marked a milestone in the effort to protect health care coverage in...

Planned Federal Budget Cuts Likely to Increase Hunger Risk for Georgians

The U.S. House Budget Committee passed a resolution last week calling for deep cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, commonly called food...

Momentum on State Earned Income Tax Credits Evident Across the Country, Will Georgia Be...

This spring significant momentum built across the country for state earned income tax credits (EITCs). In recent months, three more states adopted new state-level...

Proposed Medicaid Cuts Threaten Georgia’s Most Vulnerable Students

More than 118,000 students in Georgia cope with disabilities. Some are students with visual or hearing impairments while others have autism or developmental delays....

Senate Health Bill Shrinks Health Care Access, Makes Deep Long-Term Cuts to Medicaid

The U.S. Senate is set to take up a fundamental upending of federal health care law as soon as next week, a move that...

Food Stamps Help More than 500,000 Working Georgians

Food assistance plays a critical role in helping Georgians working low-wage jobs put meals on the table. An average of 546,900 working Georgians lived...
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How Medicaid Benefits Help Joshua Proffitt Achieve His Dream

The email dated May 11, 2017 from the East Georgia State College academic office felt ominous to Joshua Proffitt. He asked his mother to...

Medicaid Cuts Threaten Student Learning, School District Finances

Medicaid protects Georgia’s children. Nearly half of our children, or 1.3 million, are able to go to a doctor and access other health care...

Knock Down Barriers Between Georgia Students and College Graduation

I attended my dad’s Ph.D. graduation as a kid. Long before cell phones gained popularity, my mom sent me on a mission to pass...

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