Category: Blog

Every Georgian Deserves Access to Higher Education

Co-authored by Policy Fellow Stephanie Angel and Senior Policy Analyst Jennifer Lee Diana graduated from Gainesville High School at the top of her class in 2014. She started attending the University of North Georgia (UNG), taking a lower course load

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Jumpstart Economic Opportunity with a Clean Slate

By: Stephanie Angel, Policy Fellow and Alex Camardelle, Senior Policy Analyst Introduction Tens of thousands of Georgia citizens return to their home communities from prison each year with hopes of being hired and supporting their families.[1] But far too many

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Four Ways to Strengthen Georgia’s State Workforce Plan

Georgia’s public workforce system is intended to create pathways to economic opportunity for people facing high barriers to meaningful jobs. Funded primarily with federal dollars, the system serves 49,000 low-income Georgians who are veterans, returning citizens, youth who are not

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Heading into a New Decade with Gratitude and Intention

Today marks the last day of 2019 and the end of the decade and GBPI’s 15th anniversary year. We’ll officially wrap our anniversary celebration on Friday, January 24 at our annual Insights policy conference with New York Time’s Nikole Hannah-Jones

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Jobs Day in Georgia: Wages Headed Nowhere Fast

Today is State Jobs Day, the time of the month when the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases new insights on the labor market. Many of us economic policy wonks obsess over the data, waiting to make meaning of it and write reports about how our states are trending when it

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GBPI Presents 1115 Waiver Public Comments

On Nov. 22 at the Kennesaw public hearing held by the Georgia Department of Community Health, GBPI Senior Health Policy Analyst Laura Harker offered public comments on the state’s 1115 waiver proposal. Below are her full comments presented at that

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Supreme Court To Hear Arguments on Fate of DACA Program

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was established in 2012 and granted some undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children temporary relief from deportation. Since its inception, DACA has provided relief to approximately 21,110 individuals who

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