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The State and Local Government Workforce: Trends and Patterns in Georgia, the South, and the United States

This report compares state and local governments (SLGs) workforce patterns in Georgia, the region, and U.S. CSLF experts Gregory Lewis and Rahul Pathak find that Georgia’s governmental workforce faces one of the largest public-private pay disparities in the country.

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Georgia’s Post Great Recession Revenue Recovery

While the U.S. economy has improved since the end of the Great Recession, state government revenues have in most cases still not completely recovered. In this brief, CSLF Principal Associate James Alm and Affiliated Faculty David Sjoquist explore the factors affecting state revenue recovery.

CSLF experts find GAs govt workers face one of the largest public-private pay disparities. via @NextGenPubFin 2 weeks ago