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‘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.

Saporta Report: “Think Metro ATL isn’t the place you remember? You’re right,… more »

Bluestone’s Rural Georgia Research Informing Debate, Solutions

Posted On May 24, 2017
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Peter Bluestone’s research on rural Georgia, “Jobs in Georgia’s Urban and Rural Regions and Counties: Changes in Distribution, Type, and Quality from 2007 to 2014,” is highlighted in several Atlanta-Journal Constitution articles, as state lawmakers get started with the recently created House Rural Development Council.

Problems of rural Georgia east to find, difficult to… more »

Study Finds Start-up Charter Schools in Large Metropolitan Area Boost Home Values

ATLANTA – Homes closer to start-up charters schools in Georgia experience higher property values than those farther away, the greatest impact being for homes located within priority attendance zones in Atlanta, according to a new study by Georgia State University’s Center for State and Local Finance. The report, commissioned by the more »

Doubling of Nonwhite Population Leads Demographic Changes Over Past 45 Years in Atlanta Metropolitan Region, Study Shows

ATLANTA—The nonwhite population has doubled and segregation has decreased as the Atlanta metropolitan region has grown by more than 300 percent over the past 45 years, according to new research by the Center for State and Local Finance at Georgia State University.

Now, more than 5.7 million people call metro Atlanta home. The… more »

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 »

A Briefing on Georgia’s Budget: The Big Picture (Updated)

Posted On January 18, 2017
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Carolyn Bourdeaux, director of the Center for State and Local Finance, presented an update to an earlier budget presentation on Jan. 18, 2017 at the Atlanta Economics Club. This presentation provided an overview of the Georgia budget by addressing structural revenue dilemmas, current economic constraints, areas of concern in the state’s expenditures, and other forces affecting the state budget. It also adds information about Gov. Nathan Deal’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal.

AJC: Three Georgias Emerge Post Recession

Posted On November 22, 2016
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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published an article highlighting the Center for State and Local Finance’s work on studying the effects of the Great Recession on Georgia jobs.

In the article, “Three Georgias emerge from Great Recession,” Peter Bluestone , a senior researcher and co-author of the report, discussed how positive changes in the larger Georgia… more »

CSLF, Volcker Alliance Team Up for Analysis of 50 State Budgets

The Center for State and Local Finance (CSLF) at Georgia State University is one of several institutions partnering with New York-based Volcker Alliance to conduct a multiyear study to help improve budgeting and fiscal sustainability in all 50 states.

According to a press release:

The Truth and Integrity in Government Finance Project, as the study… more »