Georgia’s Rankings Among the States: Budget, Taxes and Other Indicators (2017)

Posted On January 12, 2017

FRC Report, Publication No. 291. Jan. 12, 2017, Robert Buschman and Wesley Jones  This annual publication is a collection of metrics and state rankings that compare Georgia to other states. Several comparisons focus on total state or local government revenue and expenditures, but the guide also includes measures that compare either expenditures or state characteristics within specific functional… more »

Georgia’s Budget: The Big Picture (Updated January 2017)

Posted On November 15, 2016

CSLF Presentation, Jan. 18, 2017, Carolyn Bourdeaux This briefing gives a high-level overview of the Georgia budget, looking at fiscal years 2017 and 2018. The presentation addresses structural revenue dilemmas, current economic constraints, areas of concern in the state’s expenditures, as well as key topics: K-12 education, higher education, Medicaid and transportation. (Note: The attached version updates… more »

Age-Based Property Tax Exemptions in Georgia

Posted On September 27, 2016

CSLF Report, Publication No. 29, Sept. 27, 2016, H. Spencer Banzhaf, Ryan Mickey, Carlianne Patrick Many local jurisdictions across the United States, including a number in Georgia, offer property tax exemptions to older Americans. These age-based exemptions can vary widely and be controversial. This new report attempts to inform such debates by describing the prevalence of… more »

Georgia’s Revenue and Expenditure Portfolio in Brief: FY 2013 Data

Posted On August 16, 2016

FRC Brief, Publication No. 286, Aug. 16, 2016, Mels de Zeeuw, Lindsay Kuhn and Carolyn Bourdeaux This brief provides an overview and analysis of changes in Georgia’s state and local expenditure and revenue portfolios and rankings between fiscal years 1995 and 2013. It is an update to earlier reports. Currently, Georgia ranks 49th in combined state… more »

Georgia’s Post Great Recession Revenue Recovery

Posted On September 25, 2014

CSLF Brief, Publication No. 3, September 25, 2014, James Alm, David Sjoquist The “Great Recession” wreaked havoc on the revenues of state and local government, including Georgia’s. Although the U.S. economy has improved since the end of the Great Recession, state government revenues have in most cases still not completely recovered. In this brief, we… more »

The State and Local Government Workforce: Trends and Patterns in Georgia, the South, and the United States

Posted On September 24, 2014

CSLF Report, Publication No. 2, September 24, 2014, Gregory B. Lewis and Rahul Pathak This report compares state and local governments (SLGs) workforce patterns in Georgia, the region and U.S. CSLF experts find that Georgia’s governmental workforce faces one of the largest public-private pay disparities in the country. The report goes on to explore pay… more »