Georgia State Treasurer to be Presenter for Executive Education Program

Georgia Treasurer Steve McCoy will be a guest presenter for the Center for State and Local Finance’s (CSLF) upcoming executive education course in treasury and investments.

McCoy, who was appointed state treasurer in 2011, is scheduled to provide a lecture on Georgia’s investment pools and the management of those pools. He will be joined by… more »

Student’s Receiving Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Less Likely to Seek STEM Degrees

Posted On October 16, 2015
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A number of media outlets have written articles highlighting a recent report by Georgia State University and Oklahoma State University researchers that finds state merit-based scholarships reduce the likelihood that a student will earn a degree in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

The research team includes David Sjoquist, an economics professor… more »

Wither the State Sales Tax?

As hard hit as Georgia was by the Great Recession of 2007–09, the state’s economy was much larger in fiscal 2014 than in 2001. Georgia’s state gross domestic product (GDP) is up more than 14 percent over that time, adjusted for inflation, while real personal income is up more than 24 percent. Yet over that… more »

Connecticut Fiscal Comparisons

Posted On October 8, 2015
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Carolyn Bourdraux, associate professor of public management and policy, made a presentation before the Connecticut legislature Sept. 30, 2015, and it includes information on the state’s local revenue and expenditure portfolio on a per capita basis and as a percent of personal income.

Carolyn Bourdeaux (associate professor and director of the Center for State and Local Finance),… more »

Next Public Finance Class Focuses on Treasury and Investment Management

Registration is open for the Center for State and Local Finance’s (CSLF) executive education course in treasury and investment management, which will be held Nov. 11-13 at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies in Atlanta, Ga.

The training explores the treasury function, introducing strategies to balance cash availability with efficient asset returns.… more »

In New Rankings, Is Georgia Holding Its Own?

Posted On October 6, 2015
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While other states have made significant gains in revenue collected since the end of the Great Recession, Georgia has not. This and other important findings were uncovered in a recently published Georgia State University report that ranks Georgia vs. the rest of the United States on 38 metrics, including per capita state and local… more »

Metro Atlanta Thrives in Population and Jobs, But Lags in Personal Income

Posted On October 6, 2015
Categories Featured Content

Over the past two decades, metro Atlanta has flourished in population and job growth, but it has lost considerable ground in personal income, according to a new brief by the Center for State and Local Finance.

The new publication, “A Comparison of Economic Growth Trends between Atlanta and Other Large Metropolitan Areas,” by David Sjoquist and Lakshmi Pandey,… more »