All exemptions, credits, and deductions should be examined and weighed against each other and against the principles of tax reform. The grocery exemption, in particular, increases equity and should be weighed against other tax breaks with an equity lens. Eliminating
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The new healthcare law (the Affordable Care Act) increases eligibility for Medicaid and provides states significant new funding to pay for the expansion. This fact sheet summarizes the Medicaid expansion and how the billions in new federal funding will help
Georgia’s Medicaid program is a significant payer of healthcare services for some of Georgia’s most vulnerable residents. This fact sheet provides an overview about who is served by the Medicaid program, how costs vary by population, and the income-eligibility criteria
One in five Georgia children live in poverty. This fact sheet provides the latest Census data on poverty in Georgia and recommends an Economic Security Task Force, as well as adequate funding of vital public services. Download the PDF.
The new healthcare law (the Affordable Care Act) includes new tax credits to help small businesses provide health insurance for their employees. This fact sheet examines the new tax credits and how they could help nearly 120,000 small businesses in
Georgia’s new budget assumes Recovery Act Medicaid funds will be extended past Dec. 31, when it is expires. The Senate is considering legislation to extend it temporarily (the House already stripped it out of a bill). Without it, Georgia would
Georgia’s Medicaid program needs nearly $1 billion for FY 2011 and FY 2012. This shortfall is not due to a program out of control, but rather is a result of the steep revenue decline from the current recession. One option
Capital gains tax preferences are costly, inequitable, and ineffective. They deprive states of millions of dollars in needed funds, benefit almost exclusively the very wealthiest members of society, and fail to promote economic growth in the manner their proponents claim.
Governor Perdue recently ordered three percent more in cuts to the Department of Human Services (DHS), which is charged with protecting the most vulnerable Georgians, such as abused children and the elderly. Download the PDF.