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The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute works to advance lasting solutions that expand economic opportunity and well-being for all Georgians. 
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The Morehouse School of Medicine was expecting $500,000 from the state of Georgia to help investigate our high maternal death rate. While the college is still planning to move forward, this money is now slated to be cut in Kemp's proposed budget cuts.
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Taifa Smith Butler 21h
All in a rainy day’s work. The team is a resource to communities building awareness about pressing policy issues facing our state. Want to know about the state of the budget, taxes, health care, safety net, jobs, economy, education? We got you. Call on us.
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GBPI Oct 19
Replying to @NAACPDeKalb
Thank you to the for inviting GBPI to speak about the importance of full Medicaid expansion.
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GBPI Oct 19
Replying to @GaBudget
Once the proposed waiver is released, the state will hold a public comment period. Check out for more information.
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GBPI Oct 19
Replying to @GaBudget
Some key stats: In some parts of the state, more than 30 percent of people are uninsured. One in five young adults are uninsured. Seven rural hospitals have closed since 2010.
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GBPI Oct 19
Replying to @AKCamardelle
. focuses on the need to fully expand Medicaid. Right now the state is developing a waiver on Medicaid—but full expansion is both the moral and most cost-effective option.
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Danny Kanso Oct 18
Through one quarter of FY 2020, Georgia’s current year revenues not only lag the state’s own estimates but also trail most of the Southeast. Lawmakers should closely watch these trends as they prepare for a budget focused 2020 legislative session
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GBPI Oct 19
This morning GBPI analyst is at to share his Women-Powered Prosperity report. You can see the full report here:
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GBPI Oct 18
Georgia's 2020 revenues are falling short of their estimates. We should prevent long-term damage by modernizing our taxes, requiring online retailers to collect sales tax and limiting inefficient tax breaks.
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Stephen Owens Oct 18
Wanna reiterate that the only responsible way to increase teacher pay by $5,000 and keep the state on solid financial ground is to increase revenue. Otherwise we’re just ensuring that we’ll have austerity cuts as soon as the economy turns.
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GBPI Oct 18
Maternal mortality and rural medical care are big priorities for Georgia, but the proposed budget cuts would make progress difficult. There are $50 million dollars in cuts to health programs identified in the preliminary proposals.
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Danny Kanso Oct 17
Great reporting from tracking down how the state is quickly moving towards implementing tens of millions in spending cuts that could hit state agencies before lawmakers even reconvene for the 2020 session in January
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Jennifer Lee Oct 17
Thank you to and for inviting me to speak at the study committee today! You don't have to be a state senator to learn about higher ed, you can read more here:
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GeorgiaVoices Oct 17
Voices’ Census Coordinator Cali Jahn explains why is so important for K-12 school districts.
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GBPI Oct 17
Replying to @jjesunlee
You can gain a better understanding of the state’s college landscape, how Georgia funds higher education and how students pay for college in ’s 2019 Georgia Higher Education Data Book.
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GBPI Oct 17
Georgia’s Senate Study Committee on Higher Education concluded today with to hear how the state can better support students facing financial challenges and rising costs in paying for school.
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Senate Press Office Oct 17
. presenting to the Senate Study Committee on Higher Education Outcomes. Also, presentations from our study committees are available on the Senate website!
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Caitlin Highland Oct 17
In this piece, 's gets to the heart of the matter re: GA's budget cuts: "The question is, what are the consequences for Georgians?”
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Greg Bluestein Oct 17
Georgia ’s administration says layoffs should be the last resort for state agencies, but department heads have been contacting employees in recent weeks to tell them their jobs may be eliminated, or that they’ll have to take huge pay cuts.
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James Salzer Oct 17
Georgia agencies’ plans to reduce budgets heavy on job, pay cuts
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