Category: Policy Areas

Sine Die 2021: Lawmakers Can Do More to Put People First

The 2021 Legislative Session has officially ended. Much of the session was focused on efforts to undermine democracy and voting rights. Legislators also approved several bills that hinder economic prosperity and did not advance several measures that would put people

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Georgia Can Maximize Federal Aid

    The federal government passed a relief package that will send $4.7 billion in direct funding to Georgia. In addition to the state aid, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) extends the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program and Pandemic Emergency

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Adding Up the Fiscal Notes: Crossover Day 2021

    Each year, the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute analyzes tax legislation considered by the General Assembly and tallies estimated costs and revenues in our two-part Adding Up the Fiscal Notes series. This analysis is a snapshot of the

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Medicaid is Now an Even Better Deal for Georgia

    Georgia’s pending Medicaid waiver plan partially expands Medicaid coverage to adults with incomes below the poverty line (or those making about $12,000 a year or less) if they report 80 hours of work each month and pay monthly

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