Tag: Budget Cuts

Adding Up the Fiscal Notes: Sine Die 2020

    Each year, the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute analyzes tax legislation passed by the General Assembly and tallies estimated costs and new revenues in our two-part Adding Up the Fiscal Notes series. This analysis is a snapshot of

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State Budget Cuts $1.2 Billion From Education

Georgia K-12 schools will lose nearly $1 billion and public colleges and universities $250 million under the budget approved by the state legislature and signed by Gov. Brian Kemp last week. But at least there will be no furloughs. […]

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Tobacco tax increase surfaces in General Assembly

[…] “Lifting the tobacco tax will simultaneously help our state fund critical priorities, such as health and education, and boost health outcomes,” said Danny Kanso, a GBPI policy analyst. “GBPI commends Chairman Chuck Hufstetler, R-rome) and the Senate Finance Committee

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Sine Die 2020: More Work Needed to Address Georgia’s Revenue Crisis

After a three-month hiatus due to COVID-19, the 2020 legislative session ended Friday, June 26. When lawmakers returned in mid-June, the world had shifted. A steep revenue shortfall, high levels of unemployment, an ongoing public health crisis and a global anti-racist movement underscored the long-standing truth that the status quo could

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