Category: People Powered Prosperity

The Impact of Racism on Georgia’s Safety Net

CW: To highlight the problematic narratives surrounding safety net programs, this piece quotes racist statements opponents of these programs have made. Safety net programs, sometimes called “welfare,” are programs meant to meet the basic needs for families who fall on hard

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Adding Up the Fiscal Notes: Sine Die 2020

    Each year, the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute analyzes tax legislation passed by the General Assembly and tallies estimated costs and new revenues in our two-part Adding Up the Fiscal Notes series. This analysis is a snapshot of

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Sine Die 2020: More Work Needed to Address Georgia’s Revenue Crisis

After a three-month hiatus due to COVID-19, the 2020 legislative session ended Friday, June 26. When lawmakers returned in mid-June, the world had shifted. A steep revenue shortfall, high levels of unemployment, an ongoing public health crisis and a global anti-racist movement underscored the long-standing truth that the status quo could

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Raise Revenue to Protect Georgia Families

Dear Governor Kemp and Members of the Georgia General Assembly, Thank you for your work in service of our state during this very difficult time. As partners in the effort to help our state recover, we are asking you to

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Unlock TANF Reserves to Serve Families in Need

Dear Governor Kemp and Director Rawlings, Thank you for your service and dedication to our state during this very difficult time. We know you are working to lessen the economic harm caused by the pandemic while attempting to reduce the

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