Tag: Federal Budget & Taxes
State lawmakers are considering a misguided proposal that could help put Georgia and our entire nation on a very dangerous path. Senate Resolution 736, sponsored by Senator Cecil Staton, would call on Congress to convene a national constitutional convention to
On December 31st, everyone will gather together to welcome in the New Year. Yet thousands of jobless Georgians worry today if Congress will pull the rug out from under them and their families in 2012. In January 2012, nearly 70,000
Years of employer tax cuts left Georgia unprepared for a recession and high unemployment; now the state is borrowing $721 million from the federal government to meet its obligation. This policy brief provides an update on Georgia’s insolvent unemployment trust
The U.S. House of Representatives bill (H.R. 1) to fund the federal government through September 30, 2011, would make deep cuts ($66 billion) to a wide variety of services, impacting hundreds of thousands of Georgians. Download the PDF.
Georgia currently has an insolvent unemployment trust fund. This policy brief examines what payments are due in 2011 for Georgia’s outstanding loan, the consequences of not paying, and options for returning to solvency. Download the PDF. Related Materials: Georgia’s
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
Data on dollars spent and Georgians helped to date with a county-by-county breakdown.