Tag: Georgia Budget

About 26% of lottery ticket sales to HOPE, Pre-K — is it enough?

I have already written about the upcoming changes to Georgia’s HOPE scholarship program, and I wrote also about a failed alternative by Georgia Democrats to exclude the state’s wealthiest families from receiving scholarships. Today there’s a pretty good piece in…

Misleading headlines on Georgia state revenue growth

About this time each month, Georgia releases the revenue figures from the previous month. The state’s two major revenue streams — individual income taxes and sales taxes — are also good barometers of the economy generally. So today there’s this…

Georgia democrats want a means test for HOPE

I’ve written previously about the necessary cuts to HOPE scholarships in Georgia. I thought that the Governor’s original money-saving proposal relied too heavily on cuts to Pre-K (where school days would be trimmed), but Gov. Deal has backed off on…

Quick update on Georgia budget, Savannah River deepening

Some new developments of note over the last couple of days. Governor Nathan Deal’s comments in recent days, like those quoted in this piece in the Savannah Morning News, indicate that we will not see dramatic changes to the state…

Proposed tax changes will hurt lower and middle class Georgians, help upper class

A relatively quick post this morning to point out the 1/22 release of “ALMOST THERE… Tax Council’s Recommendations Improve Finances, but Shift Taxes onto Vulnerable and Working Georgians” by the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute. The GBPI is one of…

Georgia’s budget under Nathan Deal

The first half of my Sunday column was devoted to the Wright Square Antique Mall, a great new entry on the downtown retail scene, but the second half was on an issue of much broader impact: the Georgia state budget.…