Friday, February 23, 2018

Safety Net

Georgia’s economy is still in a post-recession doldrums for many families. Targeted state policies can help them achieve economic security. That means helping struggling families keep food on the table and a roof overhead during tough times. It also means helping parents get access to reliable child care so they can work. Georgia can invest in higher education, job training and economic development to build a strong economy for the long haul that will help families save money when they get back on their feet so they can prepare for future rainy days.

Federal Budget Proposal Threatens to Clear Dinner Tables of Rural Georgia Families

The congressional budget plan that passed both the U.S. House and Senate last month calls for deep cuts in many important programs including the...

Bigger Tax Credits for Working Families Lead to Bigger, Healthier Babies

Some 1,047 babies in Georgia a year can be saved from risky, low birth weight if lawmakers pass a credit to offset state taxes...

Planned Federal Budget Cuts Likely to Increase Hunger Risk for Georgians

The U.S. House Budget Committee passed a resolution last week calling for deep cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, commonly called food...

Momentum on State Earned Income Tax Credits Evident Across the Country, Will Georgia Be...

This spring significant momentum built across the country for state earned income tax credits (EITCs). In recent months, three more states adopted new state-level...

Georgia Budget Primer 2018

Welcome to GBPI's 2018 Budget Primer Georgia plans to spend $25 billion in state funds for the 2018 fiscal year. The budget plan anticipates a...

Federal Budget Proposal Threatens to Clear Dinner Tables of Rural Georgia Families

The congressional budget plan that passed both the U.S. House and Senate last month calls for deep cuts in many important programs including the...

Bigger Tax Credits for Working Families Lead to Bigger, Healthier Babies

Some 1,047 babies in Georgia a year can be saved from risky, low birth weight if lawmakers pass a credit to offset state taxes...

Planned Federal Budget Cuts Likely to Increase Hunger Risk for Georgians

The U.S. House Budget Committee passed a resolution last week calling for deep cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, commonly called food...

Momentum on State Earned Income Tax Credits Evident Across the Country, Will Georgia Be...

This spring significant momentum built across the country for state earned income tax credits (EITCs). In recent months, three more states adopted new state-level...

Food Stamps Help More than 500,000 Working Georgians

Food assistance plays a critical role in helping Georgians working low-wage jobs put meals on the table. An average of 546,900 working Georgians lived...

Overview: 2019 Fiscal Year Budget for Human Services

Foster Care Services Get Increases for Foster Parents, Child Placement Agencies Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed $788 million Department of Human Services budget for the 2019...

Boost Georgia’s Workforce with Affordable Child Care for Student Parents

Georgia can help produce enough college graduates to meet employer demand and improve family incomes by increasing child care funding. Nearly 1,300 Georgia single...

Georgia Budget Primer 2018

Welcome to GBPI's 2018 Budget Primer Georgia plans to spend $25 billion in state funds for the 2018 fiscal year. The budget plan anticipates a...
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Georgia Human Services Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2018

Human Services Budget Overview Georgia’s Department of Human Services oversees state spending to protect children and seniors, as well as provide non-medical assistance to people...

Career Pathways Can Strengthen Georgia Families

Georgia parents work hard every day to put food on the table and provide a brighter future for their children. Yet more than one...

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