Georgia lawmakers went back to work this week, ushering in the 2017 legislative session on Jan. 9. On Wednesday, Gov. Nathan Deal also gave his State of the State address and released his fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget report. Our newest publications, the 23rd edition of the Georgia tax handbook and our annual rankings report… more »
Just in time: Sally Wallace and Rahul Pathak take a look at current trends in employment, income, consumption and revenue for the state as background for the 2017 Georgia legislative session.
The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, along with the Fiscal Research Center and (FRC) the Center for State and Local Finance (CSLF), were among the country’s preeminent scholars in tax policy who attended the recent National Tax Association Conference in Maryland.
In particular, the school’s graduate research assistants, excelled at the… more »
The Atlanta Business Chronicle’s BIZ highlighted the center’s Oct. 13 presentation, “Grading the Candidates’ Tax Plans: What Will Clinton and Trump Do for You?” during an Oct. 16 segment on 11Alive.
The presentation took place Oct. 13 at the Andrew Young School. It featured David Sjoquist, an economics professor at the Andrew Young… more »
On Oct. 13, the Fiscal Research Center and the Center for State and Local Finance hosted a special presentation on Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s tax proposals and what those plans will mean for you and the U.S. economy.
The major features of each candidate’s plan were discussed, including changes to… more »
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.
Gov. Nathan Deal’s office has released new figures on the impact of the Georgia film industry, saying that total spending topped $2 billion for the first time ever during the 2016 fiscal year.
Several news outlets reported the announcement, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which also highlighted a 2016 report on the film tax credit by… more »
In an article on the 2016 sales tax holiday sales, WABE referenced data from the Georgia Tax Expenditure Report for FY 2017, which was completed by associates at the Fiscal Research Center. In 2015, the data concludes, the state lost $42 million in tax revenue.
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 »