Category: Fact Sheets

The Need for Need-Based Aid

Georgia is one of only two states that lack broad need-based financial aid. 75 percent of Georgians support funding a need-based aid scholarship for college students. Nearly 112,000 students deal with unmet financial need, according to the University System of

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Fact Sheet: Sports Betting

    Co-authored by Danny Kanso, Senior Policy Analyst for Budget & Taxes As of January 2022, 31 states and Washington D.C. authorize and tax sports gambling, with measures in four additional states pending. As more states legalize sports gambling,

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Fact Sheet: Breaking Down the Federal Recovery Proposal

    Several policies included in ongoing federal recovery discussions have the power to rebalance our tax code, support our people and transform our economy. These include: Fostering Healthy Communities A pathway for Georgians and others in states that haven’t

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2021 Fast Facts on HOPE

  HOPE At-a-Glance provides a quick and simple reference of the state’s six lottery-funded HOPE programs. HOPE provides grants and scholarships to students pursuing technical certificates and diplomas and associate and bachelor’s degrees. This downloadable, one-page fact sheet includes state

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Make the Child Tax Credit Expansion Permanent

    One major provision of the American Families Plan extends the Child Tax Credit (CTC) expansion, originally created by the American Rescue Plan, through 2025 and increases the amount to $3,600 per child under age 6 and $3,000 per

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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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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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