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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 »
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.
David Pendered, of Saporta Report, wrote an article on the Center for State and Local Finance’s study of community improvement districts, or CIDs. The article, “GSU report outlines wide autonomy, authority in popular tool to fund urban renewal,” was published July 11, 2016. Authors of the report are Lindsay Kuhn, Sarah Larson and Carolyn Bourdeaux.
In January, CSLF published a report examining the use of tax allocation districts (TADs) in Georgia that shows some of the extraordinary growth and achievement of TADs, but the report also raises some worries. Carolyn Bourdeaux talks about the praise and concern of these redevelopment efforts in a February 2016 column for Saporta Report.