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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...

Many Georgia Families Get Raw Deal in President’s Callous Budget

Georgians stand to lose a lot if the president’s proposed budget released this week is approved. Not only does the plan jeopardize Georgia’s fiscal...

This Year’s Flurry of Tax Breaks Highlights Need for Better Process

Georgia is falling behind the majority of states including several of its Southeast neighbors when it comes to making sure tax breaks deliver taxpayers...

Uplifting Georgia Moms this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day invites us to reflect on the importance of mothers and show our appreciation for them. One of the best ways Georgia can...

Georgia Lawmakers Press for More Lottery Dollars for Education

Georgia’s HOPE and Pre-K programs stood to gain as much as $127 million if state lawmakers successfully nudged a lottery bill through the legislative...

Tax Day Twitter: Making the Case for a Strong Economy and Thriving Communities

Tax Day arrives every April, annually stirring a conversation about the benefits of taxes and their influence on the state economy. GBPI's analysts break down...
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Tax Break Scheme Aimed at Rural Jobs Offers Georgia a Poor Return on Investment

Among the bills now awaiting signature or veto by Gov. Nathan Deal is a complicated new tax break that promises a windfall to some...

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