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.
In the News
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.
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.
In a piece for Bloomberg BNA, Peter Bluestone, a senior researcher at the Center for State and Local Finance, discusses the real-world experiences that states have with using dynamic scoring to help decide tax policies. Dynamic scoring is used to measure the economic effects of changes in policy. The article was published July 26,… more »
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.
New research by the Center for State and Local Finance looks at the economic impact of start-up charter schools in Georgia.The report, “The Effect of Start-up Charter Schools on Nearby Property Values,” is covered in a number of news articles including those below. The report was commissioned by the State Charter Schools Commission.
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.
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
Carolyn Bourdeaux, director of the Center for State and Local Finance, is quoted in an Atlanta-Journal Constitution article about Fulton County Schools’ fiscal strides as Georgia continues to rebound from the recession.