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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...
Money flying away

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...
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...

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