Georgia lawmakers kicked off the 2020 legislative session on Monday in a year likely to see several high-profile policy debates. One of the top priorities for the general assembly to discuss this election year will be proposed spending cuts.
Now the ninth largest economy in the United States, Georgia continues to see unemployment drop, personal income rise and tax revenues grow. The outlook for the near future according to consensus forecasts, is for the expansion to continue, although Georgia’s exposure to trade risk among other factors, may decelerate the pace of growth.
Other top themes for this year’s legislative session include traffic safety, education, senior care, health care and gambling. The outcome of these important policy discussions, together with that of U.S. trade talks, could shape the state’s economy in the coming years.
To help navigate Georgia’s legislative session, FRC has released its annual go-to guides: the 2020 Georgia Tax Handbook and the Rankings Report. Download them here: