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The Great Recession and School District Property Tax Revenues in Georgia

CSLF Expert and Research Associate, Nicholas Warner, outlines how declines in property values post-recession have greatly affected Georgia school districts, most especially those located in metro Atlanta.

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New 2015 Georgia Tax Handbook Available Now

The Fiscal Research Center has released the 21st edition of its comprehensive guide to Georgia’s taxes. This annual, go-to resource is designed to give a quick overview of all major state and local government taxes in Georgia.

A Briefing on Georgia's Budget FY15A - FY16

In 2014, Georgia finally brought in more taxes than it did seven years ago. Still, it ranks among the lowest in taxes per capita. CSLF expert Dr. Carolyn Bourdeaux details the state’s FY 2015 outlook and explains the revenue dilemma.

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