Sunday, May 28, 2017

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.

2018 Fiscal Year Budget for Human Services

Overview: 2018 Fiscal Year Budget for Human Services

Services for Children and Older Adults Get Substantial Boost Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed $732 million Department of Human Services 2018 budget takes another significant step...
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Hunger Risk for 21,100 Georgians in New Year

People in about one in seven Georgia households struggle with hunger, which often leads to costly health complications, lower energy levels and a diminished...

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...

Georgia Human Services Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2017

Human Services Budget Overview Georgia’s Department of Human Services oversees state spending to protect children and the elderly and provide non-medical assistance to people with...

Work Requirements, Time Limits Constrain Food Assistance

This year the state informed nearly 12,000 Georgians that they were at risk of being cut off from food assistance from the Supplemental Nutrition...

2017 GBPI Legislative Recap, Sine Die Edition

As Georgia lawmakers opened the 2017 General Assembly January 9, our top legislative priorities included renewal of a fee critical to the state’s health...
Hunger Risk for 21,000 Georgians

Hunger Risk for 21,100 Georgians in New Year

People in about one in seven Georgia households struggle with hunger, which often leads to costly health complications, lower energy levels and a diminished...

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...

Work Requirements, Time Limits Constrain Food Assistance

This year the state informed nearly 12,000 Georgians that they were at risk of being cut off from food assistance from the Supplemental Nutrition...
2018 Fiscal Year Budget for Human Services

Overview: 2018 Fiscal Year Budget for Human Services

Services for Children and Older Adults Get Substantial Boost Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed $732 million Department of Human Services 2018 budget takes another significant step...

Georgia Human Services Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2017

Human Services Budget Overview Georgia’s Department of Human Services oversees state spending to protect children and the elderly and provide non-medical assistance to people with...

Georgia Budget Primer 2017

Where does the money for Georgia’s $23.7 billion budget come from this year? How has the new transportation funding package affected state revenue? Is Georgia finally...

Help Needed to Meet Georgia’s Laudable Child Care Goals

Georgia’s plan to expand access to quality child care for families earning low incomes became effective this June, but the state budget that takes...

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