Friday, March 24, 2017

Jobs & Economy

Building Georgia’s economy, cultivating good jobs and strengthening our workforce can ensure opportunity is broadly shared among all Georgians. Expanded job training opportunities, a higher minimum wage, new pro-work tax credits and more investment in transportation and other building blocks of growth are proven ways to attract and retain high-wage industries and jobs. Ensuring the benefits of growth are enjoyed by people of all backgrounds can help build a more inclusive economy that maximizes Georgia’s ability to compete.

Georgia Stands to Lose Millions from Crackdown on Young Immigrants

The potential for harsher federal immigration policies under the new presidential administration poses special concern for young Georgians whose parents brought them to the...

Georgia’s Economy at Risk if Affordable Care Act Repealed

Earlier this month the U.S. Congress passed a budget resolution in the first steps to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In the coming weeks...
Georgia State Capitol Gold Dome

Stabilizing Georgia’s Health System Tops 2017 Legislative To-do List

As published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution A reeling state health care system. Chronically underfunded public schools. Working families and communities that need a financial...

The Path Forward – A Strong Middle Class Is Essential for Georgia

As the dust continues to settle in the wake of last week’s presidential election, a cloud of uncertainty still obscures what the policy and...
Federal Food Assistance Works for Georgia Children

Federal Food Assistance Works for Georgia Children

We encourage children to dream big every day. We tell them they can be doctors, astronauts or anything else they want to be as...

Immigrant ID Bills Amount to $1 Million in Waste

One Senate bill and two House bills threaten to waste more than $1 million in state taxpayer dollars to change driver’s license and identification...

Georgia’s Economy at Risk if Affordable Care Act Repealed

Earlier this month the U.S. Congress passed a budget resolution in the first steps to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In the coming weeks...
Georgia State Capitol Gold Dome

Stabilizing Georgia’s Health System Tops 2017 Legislative To-do List

As published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution A reeling state health care system. Chronically underfunded public schools. Working families and communities that need a financial...

The Path Forward – A Strong Middle Class Is Essential for Georgia

As the dust continues to settle in the wake of last week’s presidential election, a cloud of uncertainty still obscures what the policy and...
Federal Food Assistance Works for Georgia Children

Federal Food Assistance Works for Georgia Children

We encourage children to dream big every day. We tell them they can be doctors, astronauts or anything else they want to be as...

Young Immigrants Vital to Georgia’s Workforce, Healthy Economy

Potential harsher federal immigration policies under the new presidential administration pose special concern for young Georgians whose parents brought them to the United States...

Georgia Stands to Lose Millions from Crackdown on Young Immigrants

The potential for harsher federal immigration policies under the new presidential administration poses special concern for young Georgians whose parents brought them to the...
Georgia Work Credit

Georgia Work Credit an Ambitious Yet Affordable Investment

Updated Dec. 2016 Georgia is missing out on a time-tested tool that helps hardworking families, boosts small businesses and strengthens local economies. Twenty-six states and...
Women Working Ahead An Economic Opportunity Agenda for Georgia Women

Economic Opportunity Agenda for Georgia Women

Introduction – Why An Economic Opportunity Agenda for Georgia Women? The economic status of women in Georgia is a key factor in the overall health...

Better Pay for Honest Work Brief

Download our latest brief on the state minimum wage and expanding Georgia's middle class. In two pages, this document outlines how raising Georgia’s minimum wage can...

Media Coverage

Studio plans keep coming despite doubts

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

New OT rule not a hit with Georgia employers

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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