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Unequal Recovery: How the COVID-19 Pandemic has Impacted Economic Security for Black Women and Latinas

Nearly two years into a global public health crisis, most people are experiencing some degree of pandemic burnout, …

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New Administration, New(ish) Immigration Rules: Policy Continuity and Change Under President Biden and the Experience of Georgia Communities

Key Takeaways Georgia has 18,000 DACA recipients. These recipients rely on DACA to be able to work and …

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Advancing Equity: Ensuring Immigrant Families Can Access the Expanded Child Tax Credit

Key takeaways: The Child Tax Credit has the power to significantly reduce the racial and ethnic disparities in …

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Breaking Down the Federal Recovery Proposal

The recovery legislation taking shape in the House of Representatives will allow our families and our economy to …

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It’s Not Too Late: Georgia Families Can Still Get Their Checks

Note: This piece has been updated to reflect an extended deadline to use Code for America’s IRS-approved portal. …

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Risk without Reward: Georgia Workers Deserve Better

Key Takeaways This Labor Day offers an opportunity to recalibrate our policy approach to better protect labor in …

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How Federal Higher Education Proposals Affect Georgia

Key Takeaways: Federal lawmakers face multiple opportunities to support college affordability and completion for Georgians. Increasing Pell Grants …

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Immigrant-Inclusive Tax Credits Are More Important Than Ever

Key Takeaways The changes made to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) …

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Updated: Georgia Risks Losing Billions in Federal Funds for Public Schools

UPDATE: On 8/6/21 the U.S. Department of Education released updated guidance on the calculation for Maintenance of Equity …

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Keeping and Losing HOPE

HOPE scholarships financially support tens of thousands of Georgia college students each year. A first-of-its-kind study from Georgia State University’s Georgia Policy …

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Fostering Recovery and Prosperity: Guidelines for Georgia Agencies Receiving American Rescue Plan Funds

Under the American Rescue Plan, several state agencies are set to receive significant funding to help address the effects of the pandemic. …

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Why Scaling Back Unemployment Insurance Could Harm Recovery

Key Takeaways: Georgia is three days away from prematurely cutting pandemic unemployment insurance (UI). The changes will harm …

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