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Georgia’s Children and Families are Worth Fighting for

This month Congress will address extending the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program through September 30, 2012. …

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HB 718: Well-intentioned, well-designed, and must be paid for

Earlier this month, GBPI released a report evaluating a tax credit proposal called CAPCO that nearly passed the …

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Guest Blogger: Jared Bernstein

I’m very excited about visiting the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute next week and just wanted to quickly …

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Initial Thoughts on Budget and Tax Proposals

For the first time in several years there are no dramatic cuts in the governor’s proposed budget, although …

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The Time is Ripe for Criminal Justice Reform

Criminal justice reform is long overdue in Georgia.  Last fall the Governor, Lt. Governor, and Speaker of the …

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Tax Breaks and Economic Development Programs, Are We Getting Our Money’s Worth

Georgia is investing tens of millions of dollars in business tax incentives and subsidies without any idea as …

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November Revenue Report: Even with Revenue Growth, We Can Expect a Shortage

Job one for the governor and legislature is making sure Georgia takes every step possible to help create …

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A Ray of “Hope” for Students Pursuing Higher Education

Paying for college has often been a deal-breaker for many individuals desiring to pursue a post-secondary education. Georgia …

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Happy New Year? Congress to Decide Fate of Federal Unemployment Benefits

On December 31st, everyone will gather together to welcome in the New Year.  Yet thousands of jobless Georgians …

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Reality Check: Optimism in the Midst of Stark Realities

As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, some may travel great distances to spend time with family and …

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Georgia at a Crossroads: Keep Sliding Backwards with Status Quo or Move Forward with Balanced Approach

GBPI’s new report, State of Working Georgia 2011, paints a troubling picture of how everyday Georgians are faring …

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Tough Choices Lay Ahead for General Assembly in 2012 Legislative Session

Vital state services may face further budget cuts. Most state agencies have seen their budgets cut by an …

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