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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Costly Corporate Tax Break Package Would Give Millions to Wealthy Corporations | Bill Analysis: House Bill 587 (LC 43 1970S)

    This bill analysis was co-authored by Danny Kanso, tax and budget senior policy analyst and Dustin ...
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Georgia Tax Breaks Don’t Deliver

    This policy report is coauthored by Danny Kanso, Senior Tax & Budget Policy Analyst & Alex ...
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Georgia Needs a Three-Pronged Approach to Funding Long-Term COVID Relief

    Compared to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget, which was approved before the COVID-19 pandemic, Georgia’s ...
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Casino Gambling is Wrong for Georgia

    Co-authored by Jennifer Lee, senior policy analyst for higher education Casino gambling is not a stable, ...
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Take Action: Your Democracy, Your Dollars

The steep budget cuts currently enacted in Georgia are keeping families from being able to recover from the ...
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Overview of Georgia’s 2022 Fiscal Year Budget

    Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which has plunged Georgia’s economy into recession and driven many of the ...
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Federal Funding Given to Georgia in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

As of August 1, 2020, the federal fiscal response to the COVID-19 pandemic includes two major legislative packages: ...
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Georgia Revenue Primer for State Fiscal Year 2021

Budget Basics Georgia’s 2021 fiscal year runs July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. The total budget available ...
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Georgia Budget Trends Primer for State Fiscal Year 2021

The $25.9 billion state budget signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp for the 2021 fiscal year starting ...
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Adding Up the Fiscal Notes: Sine Die 2020

    Each year, the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute analyzes tax legislation passed by the General Assembly ...
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Georgia Can’t Afford Another Lost Decade: Options to Increase State Revenues to Close Budget Shortfalls

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Georgia is facing an economic and fiscal crisis that threatens the ...
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State Leaders Must Prioritize Long-term Recovery with 2021 Budget; Federal Fiscal Relief Needed

Key Takeaways The coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic decline could lead to steep revenue shortfalls without sufficient federal ...

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