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This training will focus on managing financial risk. The lead faculty are: Joel Gottlieb, for chief financial officer for DeKalb County; Leslie Lowe, retired from the Georgia Department of Administrative Services; and Harold Weston, clinical… more »
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 »
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.
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 »
On Oct. 13, 2016, CSLF and FRC hosted a special presentation analyzing what Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s tax plans will mean for you and the U.S. economy. The experts discussed the major features of each presidential candidate’s plan, including changes to personal income tax and corporate tax, implications for federal tax revenue, changes to tax burdens across income groups and more.
David Sjoquist’s August 2016 report, “Employment and Wage Trends in Manufacturing,” received the attention of several Georgia news outlets.
In the report, Sjoquist details declining manufacturing jobs across Georgia and the nation, and he suggests that there will be an even bigger decline by 2035 if important policy interventions are not made.