Like other workers, our public school and state employees, who serve Georgians every day, deserve supports and assistance that strengthen their families. The state’s paid parental leave program is meant to help them when they need time to care and
GBPI would like to thank Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia for their thoughtful review of this paper. Key Takeaways The wellbeing of Georgia’s children and families starts with healthy mothers and babies. Research is finds that financial stability
News stories and online commentary have noted that states with bans on abortion also lack strong social and economic supports for expecting women and birthing people and families with infants. Georgia is one of the states that has now instituted
Over the past year or so, Georgians have grown increasingly aware of the challenges faced by refugees resettling in the state. A new report provides a wealth of information on how refugees in the U.S. fare over time and how they affect our local communities.
Crystal Muñoz, Immigration Policy Analyst, also contributed to the comments. The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI) believes that there should be no test to determine if a person has or is likely to become a public charge, or “primarily
Sine Die 2022: Improvements to Health and Education Affordability Are Coming, But Risky Tax Legislation Passes, too
This year’s Legislative Session finished in a flurry of last-minute votes that extended late into the night on Sine Die, the last day the General Assembly meets each year. GBPI remained focused on our key priorities, fighting against policies that
RELEASE: Mental Health Parity Act Lacks Sufficient Support For Georgia’s Immigrants ATLANTA — Today, the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute issued a statement in response to the Senate passage of the Mental Health Parity Act or House Bill 1013. Lawmakers
Over-Represented Among the Vulnerable, Under-Protected In the Pandemic: Georgia Immigrants Deserve Better
As the pandemic continues, one glaring outcome has been increased disparities between certain groups. During the beginning of the pandemic and the immunization stage, numbers and percentages of those infected and vaccinated gave us a clear indication that this pandemic
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.
New Administration, New(ish) Immigration Rules: Policy Continuity and Change Under President Biden and the Experience of Georgia Communities
Key Takeaways Georgia has 18,000 DACA recipients. These recipients rely on DACA to be able to work and live without having to worry about the threat of deportation. As DACA continues to play out in the courts, thousands are left