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K-12 Education Analyst

About GBPI  The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI) is a research and advocacy organization that advances lasting solutions to expand economic opportunity and well-being for all Georgians. We examine the state’s budget, taxes and public policies to provide thoughtful

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GBPI’s statement on the signing of House Bill 1105

GEORGIA – Governor Brian Kemp’s signing of the controversial House Bill 1105 into law on Wednesday marks a significant shift in the relationship between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities. Sheriffs in Georgia will now be required to coordinate

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Georgia’s net tax collections decreased in February

(The Center Square) — Georgia’s February net tax collections decreased by 4.3% or $92.3 million from a year ago, but year-to-date collections remain above last year thanks to the state reinstating the gas tax. According to a news release, monthly

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Kemp signs private-school vouchers bill

ATLANTA – Gov. Brian Kemp signed a private-school vouchers bill Tuesday, culminating a fight Republicans have waged for years to give students in low-performing schools another option. Senate Bill 233, which the GOP-controlled General Assembly passed last month largely along

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GBPI’s statement on the signing of SB 233

Statement by David Schaefer, Vice President of Research and Policy, GBPI: The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute is deeply disappointed by the signing of SB 233, a voucher bill that will divert crucial public money away from public K-12 schools.

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Georgia sees its tax collections dip again in March

THE CENTER SQUARE —  Georgia officials again reported decreased net tax collections, though overall, the state’s finances appear to be strong, according to state numbers and an analyst for a leading Georgia policy group. “Through nine months of FY 2024,

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GBPI Releases Statement on House Bill 1105

Georgia Budget and Policy Institute is deeply disappointed by the passage of HB 1105 by the state senate. HB 1105 effectively turns the entire state into a 287(g) jurisdiction, mandating deeper local cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. HB 1105 is a state

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Georgia’s net tax collections decreased in February

(The Center Square) — Georgia’s February net tax collections decreased by 4.3% or $92.3 million from a year ago, but year-to-date collections remain above last year thanks to the state reinstating the gas tax. According to a news release, monthly

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