A piece highlighting the final results of the Center for State and Local Finance’s work with the Volcker Alliance is the feature of this thought leadership column for Georgia State University. The column focuses on the outcomes for Georgia in a multistate study on budget transparency and fiscal responsibility.
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Peter Bluestone presented “A Review of the Georgia Property Tax” to a state of Georgia legislative subcommittee for affordable housing on Dec. 12, 2017. The presentation discusses property tax classifications, state property tax base components, whether property tax is a regressive or progressive tax, and property tax relief, among other topics.
Robert Buschman, senior researcher, and Maggie Reeves, interim director at the Center for State and Local Finance, presented a review of Georgia’s budget to the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education on Nov. 15, 2017.
Dawn Hudson, who serves as the finance director for Baldwin County, Ga., has been named the new assistant county manager of the county. In a Union-Recorder article on her promotion, it was also stated that Hudson received her Certificate in Public Financial Management from the Center for State and Local Finance’s executive education program.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s James Salzer wrote an article highlighting pensions challenges in Georgia, using information obtained during a conference held at Georgia State University. The conference featured fiscal experts from the Center for State and Local Finance, as well as the FIscal Research Center, S&P GLobal Ratings and more.
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 »
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
Alex Hathaway, a Center for State and Local Finance researcher, presented preliminary findings on state fiscal transparency — done in partnership with the Volcker Alliance — during the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management in September 2017. This presentation has been updated from earlier version.
Laura Wheeler, a senior researcher with the Center for State and Local Finance, was interviewed by WABE/NPR for a segment on sales tax increases in the city of Atlanta. The article was published Oct. 18, 2017.
Sally Wallace, director of the Fiscal Research Center, presented “What to Expect from our Demographic and Economic Trends” during the September 2017 Southern Municipal Finance Society conference. The presentation focused on trends in age, income, migration, and race and ethnicity, as well as employment sector shifts.