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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
FRC Report, Jan. 11, 2016, Mels de Zeeuw and William Serrano-Franklin This 2016 guide is an update to an earlier version published in the summer of 2015. It includes 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… more »
Presentation, November 2014, Carolyn Bourdeaux This presentation details the FY 2015 budget outlook for Georgia, and it explains the state’s current revenue dilemma.
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
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 »
Presentation, May 15, 2014, Carolyn BourdeauxA presentation to the National Law Enforcement Leadership Forum.
Presentation, May 15, 2014, Sally WallaceA presentation to an investment company in Atlanta.