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Building Georgia’s economy, cultivating good jobs and strengthening our workforce can ensure opportunity is broadly shared among all Georgians. Expanded job training opportunities, a higher minimum wage, new pro-work tax credits and more investment in transportation and other building blocks of growth are proven ways to attract and retain high-wage industries and jobs. Ensuring the benefits of growth are enjoyed by people of all backgrounds can help build a more inclusive economy that maximizes Georgia’s ability to compete.
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Overview of Georgia’s 2021 Fiscal Year Budget

 Overview After a stretch of largely uninterrupted growth that saw state revenues climb by an annual average …

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Four Ways to Strengthen Georgia’s State Workforce Plan

Georgia’s public workforce system is intended to create pathways to economic opportunity for people facing high barriers to …

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GBPI 2020 Policy Priorities

The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute’s goal is to shine a light on people-first policies that help all …

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Heading into a New Decade with Gratitude and Intention

Today marks the last day of 2019 and the end of the decade and GBPI’s 15th anniversary year. …

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Jobs Day in Georgia: Wages Headed Nowhere Fast

Today is State Jobs Day, the time of the month when the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases new insights …

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A Two-Generation Approach: Solutions to Support Student Parents and Their Children

written by Alex Camardelle, Senior Policy Analyst and Jennifer Lee, Policy Analyst Overview A parent’s educational level can …

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Savannah Listening Sessions Highlight Needs for Better Wages, Child Care Access

Last week, staff from the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute traveled to one of their favorite Georgia spots: …

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Georgia Women Still Strive for Equality in Wages, Wealth and Opportunity

This month, we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, which commemorates the ratification of the 19th amendment to the U.S. …

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in Georgia: High Income Households Receive Greatest Benefits

This report offers the first comprehensive look at how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), …

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The Earned Income Tax Credit and Young Adult Workers

The federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a powerful tool for fighting poverty that boosts the after-tax …

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Striving for Dignity and Mobility Through Work in Georgia

Just over 50 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. asserted that “all labor has dignity.” He delivered …

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Women Mean Business: State Strategies to Close the Women’s Wealth Divide Through Entrepreneurship in Georgia

Georgia ranks second in the nation for the growth of women-owned businesses.[1] Women own about 40 percent of …

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