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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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Letter to Support Georgians Re-Entering Society by Expanding Medicaid

Dear Chairwoman Cooper, Rep. Frye, Rep. Schofield and Chairman Werkheiser, In recent years, Georgia has seen several bipartisan …

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Crossover Day 2022: Strong Health and Economic Legislation Cross Over, But Dangerous Tax Threat Remains

Yesterday, March 15, marked Crossover Day 2022, the day by which a bill generally must pass out of …

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Temporary Exemptions from SNAP’s Three-Month Time Limit Supports Food Security

Georgians recognize that when an individual cannot find a job or when the state experiences economic hardship, supports …

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Completion Grants Help Students Persist and Graduate

Access to postsecondary education can transform a student’s life. But sometimes, especially for the 42 percent of students …

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Higher Education Committee Hears Performance Audit of Student Access Loans

At the House Higher Education Committee meeting on February 2, the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts presented …

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Important Facts for Claiming the Expanded Child Tax Credit

What is the Child Tax Credit? The federal Child Tax Credit (CTC) helps families with the cost of …

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