Tag Archives: Georgia Budget & Policy Institute

Advocacy groups urge Medicaid expansion for Georgia

Advocacy groups urge the Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee to recommend Medicaid expansion to Gov. Nathan Deal . . .

Tags: ACA , David Lucas , Georgia Budget & Policy Institute , Georgia Watch , Georgians for a Healthy Future , Medicaid expansion , Nathan Deal , rural hospitals , Terry England

Report contends poverty in Georgia grows, despite recovery

A new report from the Georgia Budget & Policy Institute says poverty continues to grow in Georgia even though the recession officially ended a long time ago . . .

Tags: David Pennington , economic growth , Georgia Budget & Policy Institute , Nathan Deal , poverty

Is Georgia getting its money’s worth from tax breaks?

Fiscal analyst Alan Essig calls for some accountability from corporations that get tax breaks from the General Assembly . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: Alan Essig , Georgia Budget & Policy Institute , job creation , tax breaks

Political Notes – Senator will try to fix disclosure loophole

A freshman senator thinks a loophole in the state’s campaign finance laws can be fixed during the final three days of the session; GBPI runs the numbers on the latest version of the tax revision bill . . .

Tags: Common Cause , disclosure act , Georgia Budget & Policy Institute , Josh McKoon , Sonny Perdue , tax revision , William Perry

Revenue numbers were good – but not that good

Georgia’s revenues have increase somewhat during the first two months of the current fiscal year — but not as impressively as revenue department reports would have you believe . . .

Tags: Alan Essig , Georgia Budget & Policy Institute , Sonny Perdue , state revenue growth