Originally posted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Lawmakers appear poised to try something new to help struggling communities in rural Georgia and our neighbors from Blue Ridge to Thomasville are no doubt glad to receive the attention. Ideas floated recently by
As published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution April 29, 2015 Kills jobs. Bad for business. Hurts the economy. Minimum wage detractors have pushed those arguments for decades and they’re common parlance among some legislators and lobbyists. But those claims are no
The Columbus Ledger Enquirer Editorial Board cites research from the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute in its recent editorial. Georgia’s deep cuts in education funding, affecting both K-12 and postsecondary schools, have been prominent topics of discussion and debate in
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution features GBPI Deputy Director Taifa Butler’s Op-ed on HOPE’s shortcomings and the necessity of HOPE reform.Read the Essay.
As posted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Posted by: Alan Essig As we look back at the 2012 legislative session, it’s clear that Georgia lawmakers missed opportunities to make much needed reforms. Instead of taking up comprehensive tax reform that would
As posted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution By Timothy Sweeney Last week’s Supreme Court arguments over the Affordable Care Act obscured a key fact: People in Georgia and nationwide are already getting better care under the law. Millions more will benefit
As posted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Plans to eliminate or drastically cut personal income taxes and replace them with other levies are in vogue in several states. Georgia policy makers would do well to ignore the siren’s call. Such a