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

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Overview of Georgia’s 2024 Fiscal Year Budget

Introduction After two consecutive years of record budget surpluses—generated in part by persistent austerity—Gov. Brian P. Kemp’s proposed ...
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With Record Surplus, Georgia Stands at a Crossroads Ahead of Pivotal Budget Session

Last month, Georgia’s Department of Revenue released its report of unaudited tax collections for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, ...
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New Tax Plan Risks State’s Long-Term Fiscal Health, Worsens Income and Racial Inequities

    House Bill 1437, signed into law by Gov. Kemp after a final version emerged during the ...
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General Assembly Considers Rewrite of State Income Tax Code, House-Passed Bill Primarily Benefits Wealthiest

Key Takeaways Members of the House and Senate are debating a series of major changes to Georgia’s personal ...
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Letter Asking Lawmakers to Reject Risky Flat Tax

At a time when leading Georgia lawmakers have the option to better fund core services that promote economic ...
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House Proposes Massive Tax Cuts for Wealthiest, Slashing State Revenues | Bill Analysis: House Bill 1437 (LC 43 2318S)

    Members of the Georgia General Assembly are considering House Bill 1437 (LC 43 2318S), legislation that ...
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Fact Sheet: Sports Betting

    Co-authored by Danny Kanso, Senior Policy Analyst for Budget & Taxes As of January 2022, 31 ...
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Overview of Georgia’s 2023 Fiscal Year Budget

    Powered by unprecedented federal support to mitigate the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Kemp’s ...
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Reimagining Revenue: How Georgia’s Tax Code Contributes to Racial and Economic Inequality

    You can download the Reimagining Revenue fact sheet here. Executive Summary From the 18th century to ...
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Sine Die: Overview of Georgia’s 2022 Fiscal Year Budget

    Bolstered by billions of dollars in unprecedented support from the federal government, Georgia lawmakers enacted a ...
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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 ...
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Adding Up the Fiscal Notes: Crossover Day 2021

    Each year, the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute analyzes tax legislation considered by the General Assembly ...

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