The state budget deficit is due to a lack of revenues. State revenue collections, as a percentage of personal income, have declined dramatically over the past 10 years. As Georgians’ incomes have increased, the amount the state collects has not kept pace.Without new revenues, Georgia is facing an additional $2.6 billion deficit in FY 2012, according to the governor. Download the PDF.
New GBPI/UGA Poll Shows Georgians Support State Investments to Boost Health, Education, and Economic Mobility
A new poll commissioned by the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI) and the University