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Rubenstein, Warner ESPLOST Research Makes Headlines

Posted On February 24, 2017
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Research by Ross Rubenstein and Nick Warner on Georgia’s special purpose local option sales tax for education (trends and policy considerations), is highlighted in at least two recent news articles.

Saporta Report: GSU report examines popular ESPLOST as U.S. education secretary mulls school funding

AJC: “ESPLOST helps metro Atlanta schools more than others, study… more »

School Funding: New ESPLOST Policy Considerations

Brand-new schools, technology upgrades, and classroom additions are among the many sought-after items that school leaders consistently look to fund. But, finding effective solutions to meet pressing needs is not easy.

Traditionally, districts have used debt financed with property taxes to fund school construction and upgrades. But, ESPLOST, or special purpose local option sales tax… more »