GBPI is proud to publish the latest edition of our annual comprehensive analysis of the state’s financial blueprint, the “Georgia Budget Primer 2015.”
This primer is a clear explanation of the state’s revenue collections and its current spending plan through next June. The 2015 edition tells the story of a state that continues to shortchange investments in schools, communities and services crucial to the quality of life of its people. State revenues are projected to increase for the fifth consecutive year in 2015, but on an inflation-adjusted and per-capita basis they will still trail 2007 levels. Revenues are growing just fast enough to avoid new budget cuts that grew commonplace in recent years, but not nearly fast enough to restore government services most important to return the economy to its pre-recession strength. Download the full report.