New Brief on Head Start Shows it Provides Vital Access to Early Education, Economic Benefits

Head Start programs are highly concentrated in low-income and rural areas of Georgia, providing vital access to early education and supporting at least $71 million in total economic output there, according to a new study by Georgia State University’s Center for State and Local Finance.

The analysis found that in many rural,… more »

Congrats to our Executive Education Participants

The Center for State and Local Finance recently awarded more than 20 certificates to public finance professionals, who completed our courses in retirement and government accounting. Both courses lead to the center’s Certificate in Public Financial Management.

Certificate in Retirement, Risk Management and Procurement (September 2017)

Crystal Burge, Georgia Department of Human Services… more »

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.

Experts… more »

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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