Dear Chairman Payne and Members of the Georgia Senate Committee on Education and Youth: By way of introduction my name is Stephen Owens, and I’m a senior K-12 education policy analyst for the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute. It is always my desire to give testimony in-person, but as
As Georgia begins a new year and legislative session, the state has an opportunity to accelerate equitable economic growth by focusing its financial aid resources on those who will most benefit. The pandemic-induced recession illustrates how Georgians without degrees are
Key Takeaways: Over 4.1 million Georgians have filed for unemployment benefits since the COVID pandemic began. Black Georgians filed 25 percent fewer claims than white, Asian and Hispanic/Latinx Georgians combined in April; by November, Black Georgians filed 71 percent more
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 2021. Many are part of our People-Powered Prosperity campaign.
Georgia has the potential to be a great place to live and raise a family, but right now we are falling short on that promise. Our schools are underfunded, our workers lack critical protections, and too many Georgians cannot access
GBPI launched People-Powered Prosperity (PPP) in 2018 with a foundational research report that laid out policies Georgia lawmakers could implement to help everyone across the state thrive, as well as how the state could responsibly pay for programs and services
The People-Powered Prosperity (PPP) campaign details a vision where all Georgians can prosper—and outlines options to responsibly fund the programs necessary to power economic growth in our state. This campaign proposes commonsense solutions to advance health communities, thriving families, a
CW: To highlight the racist roots of right-to-work laws, this piece quotes racist statements proponents of the policy have made. Key Takeaways: This Labor Day, we are reminded that there are still anti-labor policies on the books in Georgia that