Over the past 30 years, as Georgia’s population has grown, public schools in most districts have seen increased enrollment, fuel prices have risen, and labor costs have soared. The state’s student transportation budget has expanded, too, tripling in size. Owens
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America’s three-year experiment with an approximation of European-style universal health care will come to an end May 11 when the federal public health emergency brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic expires. A series of health-care and insurance-coverage provisions that were
Senate Bill 160, which the House’s Republican majority passed 97-68 along party lines, replaces a state Department of Labor administrative fee that expired at the end of last year using money that otherwise would go into Georgia’s Unemployment Insurance (UI)
As of Crossover Day, March 6, 2023, Georgia’s House and Senate each voted to pass unemployment insurance (UI) bills, House Bill (HB) 518 and Senate Bill (SB) 160, out of their respective chambers. These bills have three main
New reentry program aims to help Henry County inmates; Proposed legislation could negatively impact Georgia’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund
Ray Khalfani, Georgia Budget Policy Institute’s Senior Worker Justice Policy Analyst, discusses how HB 518 and SB 160 could potentially risk the solvency of Georgia’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund with Rose Scott. Hear the full discussion on WABE.