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

Inside Georgia Chamber Blog

Adding Up the Fiscal Notes: Crossover Day 2020

Each year, the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute analyzes tax legislation considered by the General Assembly and tallies ...
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A Flat Tax is Wrong for Georgia

Sharp Revenue Losses, Middle-Class Tax Increases Pay for Big Tax Cuts for Top Earners Members of the Georgia ...
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Georgia Leaders Face Choice Between Tax Cuts for High Income Earners and Funding Key State Priorities

Twelve days into the 2020 session of the Georgia General Assembly, legislators voted to take a week-long break ...
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Overview of Georgia’s 2021 Fiscal Year Budget

 Overview After a stretch of largely uninterrupted growth that saw state revenues climb by an annual average ...
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New Poll Shows Georgians Support Strong Budget, Oppose Risky Tax Cuts

Our state budget is a clear reflection of Georgia’s priorities. Funding critical programs across the areas of health ...
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2020 Revenue Collections Fall Short of State’s Estimates

Based on the first quarter of the 2020 fiscal year, which began July 1, the state of Georgia ...
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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in Georgia: High Income Households Receive Greatest Benefits

This report offers the first comprehensive look at how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), ...
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Georgia Revenue Primer for State Fiscal Year 2020

 You can download and share all the images and charts in the Revenue Primer by clicking here.  ...
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Georgia Budget Trends Primer for State Fiscal Year 2020

You can download and share all the images and charts in the Budget Trends Primer by clicking here.  ...
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Adding Up the Fiscal Notes: Sine Die 2019

During the 2019 legislative session, the Georgia General Assembly approved 28 tax bills. Lawmakers will wait until next ...
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Georgia’s FY 2020 Budget: Majority of New Spending Dedicated to $530 Million Teacher Pay Raise

Georgia lawmakers gave final passage to the state’s $27.5 billion budget for the 2020 fiscal year, beginning July ...
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Adding Up the Fiscal Notes: Crossover Day 2019

The Georgia General Assembly approved 16 major tax bills between January and “Crossover Day,” the deadline for legislation ...

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