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Worker Power Key to a Better Balance in Georgia

CW: To highlight the racist roots of right-to-work laws, this piece quotes racist statements proponents of the policy …

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Difficult Choices Made Worse by Budget Cuts: Results from GBPI’s 2020 School District Survey

    Each year, the Georgia Budget & Policy Institute sends a survey to every public school superintendent …

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COVID-19 Has Exacerbated the Inequities Inherent in Incarceration

    Key Takeaways: Prior to the pandemic, the GDC population was rising, leaving those within densely populated …

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Federal Funding Given to Georgia in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

As of August 1, 2020, the federal fiscal response to the COVID-19 pandemic includes two major legislative packages: …

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Beyond the Unemployment Rate: You Can’t Tell the Whole Truth with Half of the Data

Key Takeaways: The unemployment rate, labor force participation rate (LFPR), employment to population rate (EPOP) and underemployment rate …

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New Support for Students Who Receive Free and Reduced-Price Lunch

A Spanish-Language PDF is also available here. From now until Sept. 18, families of school children who receive …

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Georgia Revenue Primer for State Fiscal Year 2021

Budget Basics Georgia’s 2021 fiscal year runs July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. The total budget available …

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Georgia Budget Trends Primer for State Fiscal Year 2021

The $25.9 billion state budget signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp for the 2021 fiscal year starting …

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Georgia Education Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2021

Georgia’s 2021 Education Budget Georgia lawmakers cut $1 billion from the state’s budget for the Department of Education. …

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Georgia Human Services Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2021

The $796 million FY 2021 budget for the Department of Human Services reduces spending to protect the safety …

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Georgia Health Care Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2021

Georgia’s 2021 Health Care Budget Three state agencies are primarily responsible for health care services in Georgia: the …

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Georgia Criminal Legal System Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2021

The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) budget for 2021 is $1.1 billion. The department oversees all aspects of …

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