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.
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 »
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.
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 »