The FY 2013 Budget Analysis: Budget Overview report examines the Governor’s FY 2013 budget and its impact on the public resources that matter most to Georgians. The policy brief also provides an overview of specific areas of the Governor’s budget including lottery funds, tobacco settlement
Many Georgia policymakers and business leaders contend the state has a shortage of venture capital, a form of business financing that helps fund early stage companies. To remedy this problem, some Georgia leaders are considering CAPCO legislation, an expensive tax
By 2020 an estimated 61 percent of all jobs in the state will require a career certificate or college degree; however, only 34 percent of adults in Georgia have an associate degree or higher. This creates a sizable skills gap
Years of employer tax cuts left Georgia unprepared for a recession and high unemployment; now the state is borrowing $721 million from the federal government to meet its obligation. This policy brief provides an update on Georgia’s insolvent unemployment trust
The report offers recommendations to the 2010 Tax Reform Council that stress a workable combination of raising enough money to meet Georgia’s needs, updating the system to reflect today’s economy, and tying the system more closely to ability to pay.