Director of Legislative Strategy and Senior Fiscal Analyst

Danny Kanso

Danny is the Director of Legislative Strategy and Senior Fiscal Analyst at GBPI. Danny leads GBPI’s fiscal policy research and advocates for a state budget and tax system that is equitable, transparent and promotes the well-being of all Georgians. Following his education at the University of Georgia, where he earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees, Danny served as director of communications and policy advisor to the Office of Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. During his time under the Gold Dome, he worked to advance a wide range of legislative issues and initiatives. Danny is a PhD candidate at the University of Georgia and an active member of his community.

Recent Posts by Danny

Georgia’s net tax collections decreased in February

(The Center Square) — Georgia’s February net tax collections decreased by 4.3% or $92.3 million from a year ...

Georgia sees its tax collections dip again in March

THE CENTER SQUARE —  Georgia officials again reported decreased net tax collections, though overall, the state’s finances appear ...

Georgia’s net tax collections decreased in February

(The Center Square) — Georgia’s February net tax collections decreased by 4.3% or $92.3 million from a year ...
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New GBPI/UGA Poll Shows Georgians Oppose Private School Vouchers; Support Funding Public Schools

A new poll commissioned by the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI) from the University of Georgia (UGA) ...

Georgia Lawmakers Move to Limit Nation’s Largest Film Incentive

After a year of study, Georgia House and Senate leaders announced Wednesday that they’d After studying the issue ...

Georgia House, Senate leaders take aim at data center, film tax breaks

After a year of study, Georgia House and Senate leaders announced Wednesday that they’d back suspending a tax ...
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Overview of Georgia’s 2025 Fiscal Year Budget

Introduction Over the last three years, Georgia has generated record budget surpluses. These surpluses have resulted in the ...
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Advancing Transparency and Accountability in Georgia’s Tax Code: Key Recommendations for Informed Fiscal Oversight

    Transparency in the state tax code impacts Georgians and allows state policymakers to understand where taxpayer ...
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Georgia’s $16 Billion Question: Will the State Equitably Invest in Its People?

    Executive Summary Georgians deserve a state government that meets its obligations fully. Through a deliberative appropriations ...
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Georgia Budget Trends Primer for State Fiscal Year 2024

Budget Trends The $32.4 billion state budget signed into law by Gov. Kemp for fiscal year (FY) 2024, ...
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Georgia Revenue Primer for State Fiscal Year 2024

Introduction Georgia’s 2024 fiscal year (FY) runs from July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024. The total available ...
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Gov. Kemp Sets New Precedent: $242 Million in Non-Binding Budget Disregards, $13.1 Million in Line-Item Vetoes

With Gov. Brian P. Kemp’s signature, Georgia’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 budget became law ahead of the state’s ...

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