Policy Briefs & Reports
Policy reports and shorter policy briefs are integral aspects of our publications and often stem from our academic publications. These practitioner-centered works provide valuable insights into the policy landscape and promote actionable, evidence-based recommendations.
CSLF Report, Publication No. 11, April 21, 2015, Peter Bluestone and Carolyn Bourdeaux
In partnership with the Fiscal Research Center, CSLF examines the research on the impact of tax changes on a state’s economy and the results of efforts in seven states to dynamically model tax reforms.
CSLF Special Report, Publication No. 10, March 24, 2015 , The Center for State and Local Finance
The Center for State and Local Finance (CSLF) has released new report on the proposed city of Tucker, and it finds that the city would be financially feasible. The report provides a detailed analysis of the expected revenue and expenses of the proposed city.
CSLF Policy Brief , Publication No. 9, Feb. 10, 2015, Nicholas Warner
The author outlines how declines in property values post-recession have greatly affected Georgia school districts, most especially those located in metro Atlanta.
Presentation, November 2014, Carolyn Bourdeaux
This presentation details the FY 2015 budget outlook for Georgia, and it explains the state's current revenue dilemma.
FRC Report, Publication No. 268, November 2014, Robert Buschman, David Sjoquist
This report examines the cost of the tax credit relative to the savings to state and local governments when students enroll in private rather than public schools.
Tax Handbook 21st Edition, Jan. 9, 2015, Robert Buschman, Richard Hawkins
A handbook on taxation that provides a quick overview of all state and local taxes in Georgia.
Tax Handbook 19th Edition, January 2013, Carolyn Bourdeaux, Richard Hawkins
A handbook on taxation that provides a quick overview of all state and local taxes in Georgia. FRC Publication A (19).
Georgia’s Redevelopment Powers Law: A Policy Guide to the Evaluation and Use of Tax Allocation Districts
Report, November 2004, Carolyn Bourdeaux and John Matthews
The authors examine the benefits, costs and risks of tax allocation districts, as municipalities in Georgia first begin to determine how best to use this economic development strategy.