Georgia’s changing population and economy are creating new challenges and opportunities for the state, with potentially far-reaching implications. How Georgia responds to its aging population, projected increase in demand for health care, and shifting employment base will all affect the state’s fiscal health in the decades to come.
During the 2015 Georgia legislative session, several bills were introduced including the “More Take Home Pay Act of 2015,” which would have lowered state income tax rates, raised the sales tax rate and broadened the sales tax base.
The Fiscal Research Center (FRC), in collaboration with the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and the Carl Vinson Institute at UGA, has completed three studies of Pre-K in Georgia to help assess the need for these childcare centers.
The authors of the reports are Lakshmi Pandey, an FRC senior research associate; Sally Wallace,… more »
ATLANTA—Single mothers in Georgia who participate in the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) experience greater income mobility than males, whites and people with disabilities according to a study by Georgia State University economists.
Most single mothers on SNAP who start with no income experience substantial earnings mobility in subsequent years, according to the… more »
In a new brief, the Fiscal Research Center provides a detailed description of Georgia’s film tax credit, a review of the incentive’s significant features compared to those offered by other states, and a snapshot of the industry — focusing on the economic impact of cost, revenue and jobs — in Georgia compared to the rest… more »
The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies will host the Next Generation of Public Finance Conference May 5 and 6, 2016. We are currently seeking paper proposals for the conference.
Current policy challenges including globalization, income inequality, demographic changes, and contingent liabilities call for renewed efforts to identify solutions. The field of public finance is being challenged… more »
Using American Community Survey data, these charts and corresponding table show a comparison of average wages and total employment from 2009 to 2013 in Georgia. The charts show changes in employment over the period, changes in average wages (in 2013 dollars) and the 2013 total employment by… more »
As hard hit as Georgia was by the Great Recession of 2007–09, the state’s economy was much larger in fiscal 2014 than in 2001. Georgia’s state gross domestic product (GDP) is up more than 14 percent over that time, adjusted for inflation, while real personal income is… more »