Recap and Presentations: S&P Global Ratings Conference State of the Southeast

Posted On November 7, 2017
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Public finance experts recently gathered at Georgia State University for a one-day conference tackling the fiscal challenges – and opportunities – facing state and local governments in the Southeast. S&P Global Ratings, a leader in credit ratings and analysis of governments and corporations, hosted the event Nov. 3 at the university’s College of Law.

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Georgia’s ESPLOST: Review of Trends and Policy Implications

Posted On October 30, 2017
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Nick Warner, Ross Rubenstein and Youngwan Son presented “Georgia’s Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for Education: Review of Trends and Policy Implications” during the September 2017 Association for Budgeting and Financial Management conference. The presentation focused on ESPLOST finding inequities, debt levels, and whether ESPLOST has had an effect on the condition of school… more »

Presentation: Revenue Forecasting Practices — Volcker Alliance (Updated)

Posted On October 24, 2017
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Emily Franklin, a CSLF public finance fellow, presented her  research on revenue forecasting — done in partnership with the Volcker Alliance — during the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management conference in September 2017. The presentation, “Revenue Forecasting Practices: Accuracy, Transparency and Political Acceptance” has been updated from March 2017 to reflect additional findings

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Andrew Young School Research Centers Receive $300,000 to Study Georgia’s Job Tax Credit, Local Taxes

Posted On October 18, 2017
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ATLANTA – The Laura and John Arnold Foundation has awarded more than $300,000 in grant funding to the Fiscal Research Center and the Center for State and Local Finance to evaluate taxes in Georgia and nationally. The Fiscal Research Center (FRC) received $150,652 to evaluate Georgia’s job tax credit, the state’s primary employment… more »

‘Changing Face of Atlanta’ Shows Stark Transformation in Region

Posted On May 24, 2017
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Research by Lakshmi Pandey and David Sjoquist on the dramatic demographic changes in metro Atlanta over the past 45 years made numerous headlines in Georgia news coverage, including those listed below. “The Changing Face of Atlanta” can be accessed on our website.

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