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State of Working Georgia: Pandemic Job Numbers Are Improving, But Inequitably

Key Takeaways: Nearly 60 percent of Georgia’s pre-pandemic labor force have turned to the unemployment safety net at …

web-atl Blog

PRESS RELEASE: GBPI Announces Dominique Derbigny Sims as New Senior Vice President

ATLANTA—Today, the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute announced the hiring of Dominique Derbigny Sims as the new senior …

web-highered Blog

What Happened With Fall Enrollment in Georgia’s Public Colleges and Universities?

As Georgia’s public colleges and universities faced the fall semester with both the coronavirus and an economic downturn, …

TeeHeader Blog

PRESS RELEASE: GBPI President and CEO Taifa Smith Butler Stepping Down to Lead Demos

ATLANTA—Today, the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI) announced that, after nearly a decade at the organization, President and CEO Taifa Smith Butler …

Sine Die cover Blog

Sine Die 2021: Lawmakers Can Do More to Put People First

The 2021 Legislative Session has officially ended. Much of the session was focused on efforts to undermine democracy …

primer4 Blog

Senate Approves Changes to Fiscal Year 2022 Budget

Update on 3/23: The Senate approved changes to House Bill 81 by a vote of 54-0. This budget …

studentdining Blog

Colleges and Universities Can Support Student SNAP Access

This guest blog is co-authored by MK Anderson and Charles Bliss. Charles Bliss of Atlanta Legal Aid has …

General Assembly GA Blog

Crossover Day 2021: Lawmakers Approve Some People-First Measures, But More Needed

Yesterday marked Crossover Day 2021, the day by which a bill generally must pass out of its legislative …

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House Appropriations Approves Changes to Fiscal Year 2022 Budget

This morning, the House Committee on Appropriations approved changes to House Bill 81, the proposal for Georgia’s Fiscal …

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Delayed and Denied: Modernization Needed at Georgia DOL to Support Georgia Workers and Economy

    This blog has been co-authored by Alex Camardelle, Senior Policy Analyst of GBPI and Shannan Reaze, …

healthblog Blog

Expand Medicaid Fully; Reject Risky and Expensive State Plan

Key Takeaways: The federal Medicaid agency is starting the process of revoking the work requirement on Georgia’s Medicaid …

Teacher and student Blog

Testimony on Senate Bill 47

Dear Chairman Payne and Members of the Georgia Senate Committee on Education and Youth:  By way of introduction my name is Stephen Owens, and …

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