Protect the Safety Net

Overview

Georgians experiencing financial hardships deserve strong safety net programs to help improve their economic outcomes. Currently, those seeking to access these programs and move up the economic ladder—especially for communities of color—face too many barriers. Targeted state policies can help families keep food on the table and a roof overhead during tough times, or help parents get access to reliable child care so they can work.
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New Survey Suggests School Districts Need State Funding to Better Implement Paid Parental Leave

Like other workers, our public school and state employees, who serve Georgians every day, deserve supports and assistance …

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Cash Supports Should be Integrated into the Maternal-Infant Health Policy Agenda

GBPI would like to thank Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia for their thoughtful review of this …

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PRESS RELEASE: Georgia Must Reinforce Health and Safety Net Ecosystem in The Wake of The 11th Circuit Decision

RELEASE: Georgia Must Reinforce Health and Safety Net Ecosystem in The Wake of The 11th Circuit Decision ATLANTA …

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Georgia Human Services Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2023

This section is co-authored by Economic Justice Senior Policy Analyst Ife Finch Floyd and Worker Justice and Criminal …

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A Quick Summary of Key Safety Net Programs in Georgia

News stories and online commentary have noted that states with bans on abortion also lack strong social and …

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Ending P-SNAP Harms Georgians

Amid the high cost of food and a baby formula shortage pushing up prices for a critical source …

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GBPI submits public comments to narrow and clarify the public charge rule

Crystal Muñoz, Immigration Policy Analyst, also contributed to the comments. The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI) believes …

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Sine Die 2022: Improvements to Health and Education Affordability Are Coming, But Risky Tax Legislation Passes, too

This year’s Legislative Session finished in a flurry of last-minute votes that extended late into the night on …

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Temporary Exemptions from SNAP’s Three-Month Time Limit Supports Food Security

Georgians recognize that when an individual cannot find a job or when the state experiences economic hardship, supports …

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Overview: 2023 Fiscal Year Budget for the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning

    In his Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 budget, Gov. Kemp proposed $461 million for the Department of …

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Fact Sheet: Georgia’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Family’s Benefit Has Not Increased in More Than 30 Years and Fails to Meet the Growing Cost of Basic Needs

      Georgia’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Family’s (TANF) benefit has not increased in more than 30 …

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Overview: Georgia’s 2023 Fiscal Year Budget for Human Services

    Gov. Brian Kemp’s proposed $903 million Department of Human Services (DHS) budget for the 2023 fiscal …

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