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Private School Scholarship Savings Claims Deserve Skepticism

State lawmakers are considering a big expansion of the private school scholarship tax credit program. House Bill 217 proposes to hike the program’s cap...

Misguided March to Expand Tax Credits for Private School Scholarships

The Georgia Senate is considering a plan to expand the state’s private school scholarship tax credit program after the House recently approved House Bill...

Flat Tax a Big Flaw in Otherwise Promising Tax Package

Members of the Georgia House are set to consider a large income tax proposal this week that contains three sound tax policy reforms alongside...

Immigrant ID Bills Amount to $1 Million in Waste

One Senate bill and two House bills threaten to waste more than $1 million in state taxpayer dollars to change driver’s license and identification...

GBPI Letter to Governor Outlines Pitfalls of Medicaid Caps, Block Grants

In a letter delivered today to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute outlined likely negative consequences to the state from...

Filling the Gaping Hole in Public School Budgets

State funding for Georgia’s public schools went up $1.5 billion from fiscal year 2014 to 2017 and is set to go up $515 million...

Lawmakers, Policy Experts Draw a Crowd at GBPI’s Insights 2017

The largest crowd to attend a Georgia Budget and Policy Institute conference gathered at Insights 2017 in downtown Atlanta Jan. 25th for to hear...

Georgia’s Economy at Risk if Affordable Care Act Repealed

Earlier this month the U.S. Congress passed a budget resolution in the first steps to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In the coming weeks...
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Stabilizing Georgia’s Health System Tops 2017 Legislative To-do List

As published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution A reeling state health care system. Chronically underfunded public schools. Working families and communities that need a financial...
Commission’s Proposed K-12 Funding Formula Won’t Keep Pace with Future Costs

Commission’s K-12 Funding Formula Won’t Keep Pace with Costs

State funding for Georgia’s public school students won’t keep pace with routinely rising costs under the K-12 funding formula designed by Gov. Nathan Deal’s...

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