Category: Blog

Sine Die 2020: More Work Needed to Address Georgia’s Revenue Crisis

After a three-month hiatus due to COVID-19, the 2020 legislative session ended Friday, June 26. When lawmakers returned in mid-June, the world had shifted. A steep revenue shortfall, high levels of unemployment, an ongoing public health crisis and a global anti-racist movement underscored the long-standing truth that the status quo could

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DACA Will Continue to Protect More Than 20,000 Georgians

Key Takeaways: The Supreme Court ruled against ending the DACA program, which provides temporary relief from deportation to undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children. By keeping the program intact, DACA recipients will continue to benefit from resources that

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Senate Passes FY 2021 Budget Proposal

The Georgia Senate Appropriations Committee met Wednesday morning to discuss changes to House Bill 793, which details the state’s budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. While the committee made some changes and reductions to previously proposed budget cuts, this new proposal

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Standing with Black Lives

Amid the ongoing protests and demonstrations against police brutality, frustration over the deep and long-standing inequities in our societies and systems is on full display. The sin of white supremacy and inadequate, often racist actions by our nation, our state,

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State of Working Georgia in the COVID-19 Crisis

Nearly two and a half months into the nationwide crisis responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, recent economic data continue to reveal the vulnerability of our nation’s workforce and how it turns to the unemployment insurance (UI) safety net. Georgia has

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Unlock TANF Reserves to Serve Families in Need

Dear Governor Kemp and Director Rawlings, Thank you for your service and dedication to our state during this very difficult time. We know you are working to lessen the economic harm caused by the pandemic while attempting to reduce the

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