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Medicaid Helps Millions of Georgians, State’s Bottom Line

Medicaid Helps Millions of Georgians, State’s Bottom Line

Medicaid provides nearly 2 million Georgians with vital health services, 92 percent of whom are children, elderly or disabled. It covers 1.3 million Georgia...

College Students Squeezed as State Shrinks its Share of School Costs

Georgia’s university system Board of Regents is set to meet this month to decide on tuition rates for the 2017-2018 school year. At the beginning...

2017 GBPI Legislative Recap, Sine Die Edition

As Georgia lawmakers opened the 2017 General Assembly January 9, our top legislative priorities included renewal of a fee critical to the state’s health...

Proposed Federal Health Bill Is Potential 10-year, $4 Billion Drain on Georgia Treasury

Georgia stands to lose $4 billion in federal Medicaid funding over ten years if the proposed American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA) passes,...

Reshuffling Income Tax Rates is a Faulty Economic Formula

State legislators are considering a package of income tax changes in the final days of the 2017 session that could lead to major changes...

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...

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