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With Record Surplus, Georgia Stands at a Crossroads Ahead of Pivotal Budget Session

Last month, Georgia’s Department of Revenue released its report of unaudited tax collections for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, …

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A Quick Summary of Key Safety Net Programs in Georgia

News stories and online commentary have noted that states with bans on abortion also lack strong social and …

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How to Support Georgia’s Schools Post-Roe

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling striking down Roe v. Wade has left states to decide limits on abortion …

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World Refugee Day and Immigrant Heritage Month: How Welcoming is Georgia?

Over the past year or so, Georgians have grown increasingly aware of the challenges faced by refugees resettling in the state. A new report provides a wealth of information on how refugees in the U.S. fare over time and how they affect our local communities.

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Opioid Settlement Funding Presents Opportunity to Address Georgia’s Drug Overdose Epidemic

Georgia has the opportunity to tap into millions of dollars to address the drug overdose crisis thanks to …

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Ending P-SNAP Harms Georgians

Amid the high cost of food and a baby formula shortage pushing up prices for a critical source …

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State of Working Georgia: Pandemic Job Numbers Show Ongoing Progress at the Surface, but Inequities Persist Below

Key Takeaways While March 2022 marked record low unemployment in Georgia at 3.1 percent, underlying inequities persist, as …

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GBPI submits public comments to narrow and clarify the public charge rule

Crystal Muñoz, Immigration Policy Analyst, also contributed to the comments. The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI) believes …

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Georgians at Risk of Losing Medicaid as Continuous Coverage Requirement Ends

Key Takeaways: Between the start of the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement in March 2020 and December 2021 (the …

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Sine Die 2022: Improvements to Health and Education Affordability Are Coming, But Risky Tax Legislation Passes, too

This year’s Legislative Session finished in a flurry of last-minute votes that extended late into the night on …

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General Assembly Considers Rewrite of State Income Tax Code, House-Passed Bill Primarily Benefits Wealthiest

Key Takeaways Members of the House and Senate are debating a series of major changes to Georgia’s personal …

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Letter Asking Lawmakers to Reject Risky Flat Tax

At a time when leading Georgia lawmakers have the option to better fund core services that promote economic …

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