FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Georgia Budget & Policy Institute today released the State of Working Georgia 2011, which examines factors such as job growth, income levels, poverty and other workforce conditions to paint a clear picture of how everyday Georgians are fairing
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GBPI Senior Policy Analyst Clare S. Richie is available for comments and interviews. Media coverage is invited. Georgia was unprepared for a recession and long-term unemployment. Years of employer tax cuts left Georgia’s unemployment trust fund insolvent,
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GBPI Senior Policy Analyst Clare S. Richie is available for comments and interviews. Media coverage is invited. ATLANTA – Georgia has the 10th highest poverty rate in the nation of 17.9 percent (tied with Texas), according to
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Please consider publishing the editorial below from Clare S. Richie and Elizabeth Appley. Media interviews are welcomed. Americans agree that job creation is our number one priority. Almost half a million Georgians are pounding the pavement looking
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The national poverty rate jumped to 15.1 percent in 2010 from 12.5 percent in 2007, the pre-recession rate. In 2010, 46.2 million Americans lived in poverty, the largest number on record according to new Census Bureau data.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Georgia Budget & Policy Institute (GBPI) today announced the addition of two new staff members: Taifa Smith Butler and Wesley Tharpe. Butler joins the organization as its deputy director and Tharpe as a policy analyst. As
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ATLANTA – The Georgia Budget & Policy Institute releases two new policy briefs on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training and FY 2012 funding for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Media interviews are welcomed. Supplemental
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ATLANTA – The Georgia Budget & Policy Institute releases its annual report, Adding Up the Fiscal Notes, along with analysis of the FY 2012 budget in the areas of education, health care and human services. As Georgia
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ATLANTA (May 11, 2011) – Georgia falls short in a number of areas when it comes to tracking and evaluating tax breaks, according to a national report released today by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities,
The Georgia Budget & Policy Institute releases the following statement in response to House Bill 388. Download the PDF.