This policy brief provides four additional adjustment options for improving equity in the recommendations from the Special Council on Tax Reform and Fairness for Georgians. Download the PDF. Related Material: Almost There…Tax Recommendations Improve Fairness, but Shift Taxes (January 20, 2011)
An overview of the Governor’s FY 2012 budget. Download the PDF.
Highlights of the Governor’s FY 2012 Department of Human Services Budget. Download the PDF. Related Materials: Three Years of Deep Cuts: Overview of the Approved FY 2012 DHS Budget
Over the next four years, the Georgia Department of Education and 26 local education agencies will invest nearly $400 million into the state’s public education system as part of the federal Race to the Top initiative. This report provides an
Proposed state fund cuts for the Department of Human Services current budget and FY 2012 budget could prevent Georgia from meeting its state maintenance of effort (MOE) requirements for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and the Older Americans Act
The Great Recession has dramatically changed the face of poverty in Georgia. More middle class families are falling into poverty, while the working poor don’t have a pathway to the middle class. Both lack economic security. Following the lead of
The report offers recommendations to the 2010 Tax Reform Council that stress a workable combination of raising enough money to meet Georgia’s needs, updating the system to reflect today’s economy, and tying the system more closely to ability to pay.
The General Assembly passed bills to raise $438 million and improve tax collections during the recent legislative session, but it continued to pass long-term tax cuts in this recession, disregarded other revenue proposals, and shifted taxes onto middle- and low-income
Georgia has 13.7% cumulatively less TANF funds than it had to use for families struggling to make ends meet prior to the Great Recession. Even with less available funding and rising poverty, policymakers continue to use 60% of TANF funds
The Great Recession has resulted in the worst fiscal crisis in more than 70 years, resulting in multi-billion dollar deficits. Although Recovery Act funds help, lawmakers’ strategy to slash impacts every facet of state government, resulting in severe service cuts