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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 »

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 »

Grading the Candidates’ Tax Plans: What Will Clinton and Trump Do for You?

Posted On October 13, 2016
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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.

Bluestone’s Research on Georgia Jobs Draws Interest

Peter Bluestone’s September 2016 report, “Jobs in Georgia’s Urban and Rural Regions and Counties,” received the attention of several Georgia news outlets.

In the report, Bluestone details Georgia employment dynamics, including job type, quality and location. He pays particular attention to the differences between the urban and rural areas of the state.

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Sjoquist’s Report on Manufacturing Jobs, Wages Makes Headlines

Posted On August 10, 2016
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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.

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