The Center for State and Local Finance (CSLF) will host an exceptional line-up of state and local accounting experts during its next training, Government Financial Statements and Accounting. The course will be held Jan. 12-15 at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies in Atlanta, Ga.
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Brenda Parker, (pictured on the left) a budget analyst with the Georgia Technology Authority, was recently awarded the Certificate in Public Financial Management from the Center for State and Local Finance.
Over the course of a year, she completed all of CSLF’s executive education courses to achieve the certification. Parker, who has been with the state of Georgia… more »
Georgia’s statewide per student property tax digest has been declining since the Great Recession, affecting school districts’ revenues and, thus, their budgets. Finally, after five straight years of declines, the statewide per student property tax digest is growing – a 1.6 percent increase between fiscal years 2014 and 2015.
The recent growth in the statewide… more »
Parker has worked at the Georgia Technology Authority (GTA) for the past 10 years, including serving as a senior administrative assistant.
Prior to GTA, Parker worked at the Georgia Department… more »
Hinton served as the state’s auditor from 1999-2012, capping nearly four decades in state government before retiring in June 2012. Glick is the principal of Glick Consulting Group, where he conducts… more »
The Atlanta Journal- Constitution’s investigative blog highlighted the Center for State and Local Finance’s budget lecture held Nov. 12.
In the blog, reporter James Salzer writes that one of the fastest-growing items in Georgia’s budget over the past decade and a half has been debt service, according to Carolyn Bourdeaux, who gave the budget… more »
Carolyn Bourdeaux, director of the Center for State and Local Finance, was quoted in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution blog regarding the state budget.
“We really are never going to get back to where we were,” she said, referring to cuts made to school spending. “It’s time to sort of start thinking about where we are going… more »
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution quoted David Sjoquist regarding poverty in American.
The article, “Fewer in Georgia in poverty, at least on paper,” highlights the affects of poverty in Georgia, while noting that there are fewer people in these dire circumstances.
Recently released U.S. Census figures show that Georgia has an estimated 50,500 fewer people… more »
Georgia is slated to have as much as $1 billion more to spend in next year’s state budget, according to a budget lecture given by Carolyn Bourdeaux, director of the Center for State and Local Finance.