Governor Kemp’s proposed budget for the amended fiscal year (AFY) 2024 provided a net increase of nearly $844,000 for the Department of Labor (DOL), covering $1,000 bonuses for agency staff. While overall DOL spending will decrease by 4%
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For Fiscal Year (FY) 2025, Governor Brian Kemp proposed a $1.48 billion budget for the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC), an agency overseeing the state’s prison system. The FY 2025 proposed budget is nearly $153 million higher than
PRESS RELEASE: Georgia Budget and Policy Institute Releases 2025 Fiscal Year Budget Overview for the Department of Human Services (DHS)
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute and its Director of Economic Justice, Ife Finch Floyd, have released a budget overview for the Department of Human Services (DHS) for the Amended Fiscal Year (AFY) 2024 and Fiscal Year (FY) 2025.
Introduction The Department of Human Services (DHS) oversees various services including foster care, child welfare, support for low-income individuals, aging services and child support. Governor Kemp proposed increasing spending by about $1 billion to DHS in the Amended
Local communities throughout the state of Georgia are better off when families have affordable child care that meets their needs and fosters strong child development. However, the costs for licensed child care are too high for the typical family. Child
Overview: 2025 Fiscal Year Budget for Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
Among a range of duties, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities operates five state psychiatric hospitals, provides evaluation and treatment for individuals under the jurisdiction of the court system to determine their competency to stand trial,
The Department of Community Health administers the state’s healthcare safety net, reimburses hospitals for services provided to uninsured and underinsured Georgians, manages health insurance coverage for state and school system employees, and regulates health and long-term care facilities.
The Department of Public Health plays a vital role in safeguarding the well-being of Georgians, with responsibilities ranging from monitoring infectious diseases and health threats to responding to health-related disasters. Governor Kemp’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year (FY)
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution features GBPI President and CEO Staci Fox’s op-ed that addresses the $88,000 in outstanding school meal debt recently reported by the City Schools of Decatur. At a January school board meeting, City Schools of Decatur reported $88,000 in meal
A Black History Month Tribute: Celebrating the Gift of HBCUs and the Legacy of the Atlanta Student Movement
At Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI), we envision a fair and inclusive Georgia where all people prosper. In keeping with that vision, we urge the state to honor the arduous journey of Black students and the invaluable role of