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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Overview: Georgia’s 2021 Fiscal Year Budget for Human Services

Gov. Brian Kemp’s proposed $800 million Department of Human Services budget for the 2021 fiscal year includes cuts …

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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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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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New SNAP Proposal Would Exacerbate the Cliff Effect and Hunger for Kids

In July 2019, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed yet another rule that puts the health …

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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 Human Services Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2020

You can download and share all the images and charts in the Human Services Primer by clicking here.  …

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Georgia’s Boost in Child Care Funding

Public investments in child care assistance bolster economic opportunity by helping Georgia parents maintain stable employment while promising …

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Georgia’s FY 2020 Budget: Majority of New Spending Dedicated to $530 Million Teacher Pay Raise

Georgia lawmakers gave final passage to the state’s $27.5 billion budget for the 2020 fiscal year, beginning July …

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Sine Die 2019: Progress and Missed Opportunities for a People-First Agenda

The first legislative session under Gov. Brian Kemp and Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan ended on Tuesday, April 2. …

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Introducing PROSPER Georgia

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Georgia Work Credit Grows the Middle Class

Georgia Work Credit Grows the Middle Class by Danny Kanso, Policy Analyst Georgia leaders have the opportunity to …

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