The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute’s goal is to shine a light on people-first policies that help all Georgians share in the state’s prosperity. These are the policy priorities GBPI will track during 2022. Many are part of our People-Powered Prosperity campaign.
About Insights is the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute’s signature annual event. In an effort to minimize health risks and expand the reach of GBPI’s research and outreach expertise, GBPI is proud to host Insights 2022 entirely free and online.
Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic has not reached all Georgians equally, and unemployment figures do not tell the full story. Black Georgians are finding their way back to the work place more slowly than their white counterparts. “The share of
This year, GBPI hosted a fall policy forum, Reimagining Revenue: Changing Georgia’s Tax Code Is Critical for Racial Equity. This free, virtual event made available to the public focused on the contents of GBPI’s newest report, Reimagining Revenue: How Georgia’s
Introduction Georgia plans to spend $27.3 billion in state money raised through taxes and fees for the 2022 fiscal year. The budget maintains nearly $850 million in cuts from FY 2020 levels, a reduction equivalent to cutting approximately 4 percent
Budget Trends The $27.3 billion state budget signed into law by Gov. Kemp for FY 2022, which started July 1, 2021, represents an $849 million decrease in state spending from the state’s 2020 budget that was enacted two years prior—that
Georgia’s 2022 Department of Corrections Budget The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) budget for FY 2022 is $1.12 billion. The department oversees all aspects of the state’s prison system, including contracts carried out by private prisons. Corrections officers make up
Georgia’s 2022 Human Services Budget The $817 million FY 2022 budget for the Department of Human Services (DHS) increases spending from FY 2021 levels by $20 million to protect the safety of Georgia’s most vulnerable children and families. The Department
Georgia’s 2022 Health Care Budget The Departments of Community Health, Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities and Public Health are the three primary agencies focused on the state’s health care and public health systems. Georgia plans to provide $5.6 billion in
This section is co-authored by K-12 Senior Policy Analyst Dr. Stephen Owens and Higher Education Senior Policy Analyst Jennifer Lee Georgia’s 2022 Education Budget The state budget for K-12 public schools is $10.2 billion in FY 2022. In the 2020