Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Reports

GBPI's detailed reports offer authoritative, in-depth analysis of Georgia public policy. Our experts research state policy areas spanning education, the economy, health care, safety net programs, taxes, Georgia's state budget and other topics.

School District Funding Squeeze Continues

School districts across Georgia face financial challenges that limit their ability to meet the needs of all students, especially when they’re from low-income families....

Support Adult English Language Education to Invest in Future

One in five Georgia children lives with at least one immigrant parent and nearly half of immigrants in Georgia struggle to speak English. When...
Underfunded English training programs limiting Georgia's workforce

Underfunded English Training Limits Contribution from Georgia’s College-Educated Immigrants

The strength of Georgia’s workforce is undermined by a lack of funding for English language programs. About 55,000 immigrants in Georgia hold a bachelor’s...

Legislators Approve Isolated Tax Breaks, Defer Broad Tax Changes

Adding Up the Fiscal Notes: Sine Die 2017 Gov. Nathan Deal is set to consider a grab bag of tax revisions approved by state legislators...
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Lawmakers Debating Big Bucks after Several Tax Bills Pass House

Adding Up the Fiscal Notes: Crossover Day 2017 Each year, the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute examines tax bills considered by the state Legislature and...
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Targeted Fix to Income Tax Package Can Deliver Georgians a Win

Analysis of potential revision to House Bill 329 (LC 43 0601S) Georgia lawmakers are considering a large income tax proposal with three sound tax policy...

Ballooning Tax Credit for Private School Scholarships

Bill Analysis: House Bill 217 (LC 34 5120S) State lawmakers are considering a bill that proposes to swell the annual price of Georgia’s tax credit...

Education Savings Accounts Carry Huge Price Tag

Fact Sheet: Senate Bill 68 (LC 33 6784) Georgia lawmakers are considering a bill to allow parents to take state money to pay for private...

Income Tax Bill Offers Earned Income Tax Credit Upside, Flat Tax Downside

Bill Analysis: House Bill 329 (LC 43 0564) – Updated February 27, 2017 Members of the Georgia House are set to consider a large income...
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Overview: 2018 Fiscal Year Budget for Higher Education

Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed budget of nearly $2.3 billion for the university system and approximately $360 million for technical colleges includes money to increase...

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