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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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Fund Georgia’s Future and Partners Recommend a Plan for ARPA Funding

    Dear Superintendent Woods: The undersigned civil rights and education advocacy organizations in Georgia write to provide …

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Provisions in the American Families Plan

President Joe Biden recently unveiled his American Families Plan, which, along with his American Jobs Plan, form the …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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