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Georgia Can’t Afford Another Lost Decade: Options to Increase State Revenues to Close Budget Shortfalls

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Georgia is facing an economic and fiscal crisis that threatens the …

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Federal Relief Not Enough to Meet College Students’ Financial Needs

The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act will make $406 million available to Georgia colleges …

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TANF Funding and COVID-19: A Critical Opportunity

  Gap Between Black and white children The COVID-19 pandemic will have an outsized impact on Black Georgians, …

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COVID-19 Update: State and Federal Unemployment Insurance Changes in Georgia

In order for every child to thrive, they must grow up in a healthy and financially stable home. …

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Georgia Seeks New Medicaid Changes in Response to COVID-19

  On March 28, 2020, the Georgia Department of Community Health submitted four plans to the federal government …

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Eligibility for Georgia Unemployment Insurance

With thousands of Georgians across the state being laid off from their jobs, unemployment insurance (UI) is one …

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Telling the Unvarnished Truth About Georgia

As we close out Black History Month, I reflect on our commitment this month and every month to …

Finance of Higher Education Fact Sheets

Unused Lottery Funds Available to Support More Affordable Access to College

Since FY 2011, lawmakers have appropriated an average of $60 million more every year for HOPE Scholarships and …

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What Are School Vouchers?

Vouchers Overview Georgia legislators have debated educational vouchers since the 1950s.[1] A school voucher is an amount of …

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Repeal Georgia’s Cap on Kids

In order for every child to thrive, they must grow up in a healthy and financially stable home. …

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Five-Year Waiting Period Is a Barrier to Immigrant Health Care Access

Before 2017, the national uninsured rate for children declined for nearly 10 years; however, the share of uninsured …

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Teachers Retirement System of Georgia Explained

State lawmakers introduced several bills in the 2019 legislative session that could significantly alter the Teachers Retirement System …

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