Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the cash assistance program to families with children and with very low incomes, should help stabilize any family, Black, Brown or white, when they experience a life challenge like a job loss. Yet TANF
Tag: Economic Security
Unequal Recovery: How the COVID-19 Pandemic has Impacted Economic Security for Black Women and Latinas
Nearly two years into a global public health crisis, most people are experiencing some degree of pandemic burnout, but COVID-19 and its ensuing economic effects have not impacted everyone equally. People who were systematically marginalized before the pandemic are bearing
Last month, GBPI joined more than 20 Georgia organizations in sending a letter to the state’s federal delegation urging them to make the CTC expansions permanent and fully inclusive in this next legislative package. Dear Georgia Federal Delegation, The expanded
Key Takeaways This Labor Day offers an opportunity to recalibrate our policy approach to better protect labor in our state while placing a mirror to reflect on the state’s harmful impulses to continue down a path of anti-labor policy choices.
New GBPI Poll Shows Georgians Want American Rescue Plan Dollars to Support Health, Economic Recovery, Education
Georgia will receive $4.9 billion in federal emergency relief and infrastructure funding as part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP). This money is meant to be used to support Georgians as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. State leaders are
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. Women own about 40 percent of Georgia firms. Entrepreneurship remains a powerful way for women to propel themselves along the path to economic prosperity. Still, while the number
Access to Quality Health Care Hearing for SB 106 – ‘Patients First Act’ Though our Georgia legislators are confident the federal administration will support a partial Medicaid waiver, the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute still believes a better waiver design will
As published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sunday, February 17, 2019 Georgia lawmakers appear poised to take action to address Georgia’s ongoing health care crisis following nearly seven years of debate over accepting additional federal funding to increase access to
As published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sunday, January 27, 2019 Georgians are ready for a people-first strategy that builds a stronger, more inclusive economy where all families can participate and thrive. For years, state leaders have prioritized growing our
Our 2018 Highlights that Mattered to You Most Can I speak my truth for a minute? Leading a research organization focused on fiscal policy and expanding economic opportunity for all, in the South, is not for the faint of heart.