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Taxes should be designed to raise revenue to fund necessary government programs and should focus on consumption rather than income.Read More
May 17, 2023 • Commentary
The separation of powers is working
Gov. Brian Kemp vetoed nine items in the fiscal 2024 budget and ordered agencies to “disregard” another 134 legislative instructions about state spending.
May 10, 2023 • Commentary
Low tax states continue to attract new residents
New residents to Georgia brought a net $1.28 billion increase in adjusted gross income last year.
April 27, 2023 • Blog
Certain Atlanta artists get massive government funding
Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens recently announced that a select few of the city’s independent artists will receive a combined sum of $700,000 in taxpayer funding.
April 19, 2023 • Commentary
Is it a correction or a reckoning?
March revenues declined by almost $83 million, or about 3%, compared to March 2022.
March 15, 2023 • Commentary
New tax reform on the horizon?
There has been much talk about getting to a zero income tax to match neighboring Florida and Tennessee, or just lowering the rate to remain competitive.
February 22, 2023 • Commentary
Georgia’s cautious handling of unexpected budget windfall the right approach
Failing to plan for revenues to come back to earth has bitten states like California, which spent heavily last year and now have a $20 billion budget shortfall.
January 24, 2023 • Blog
Georgia’s expensive rural broadband project
Feds insist government-funded broadband will transform Georgia’s rural and poor communities.
January 19, 2023 • Commentary
Georgia should reinforce its tax reform intentions
Georgia’s ability to reach the target 4.99% tax rate from last year’s reform is limited by the bill’s tax trigger mechanism
December 27, 2022 • Commentary
Accelerate Georgia’s tax cuts
Lawmakers have a lot of decisions to make around the state’s $6 billion-plus surplus.
October 20, 2022 • Commentary
Facts-Based Principles and Practical Recommendations: Guide to the Issues 2022
The Georgia Public Policy Foundation is excited to announce the release of the latest edition of Guide to the Issues!
October 19, 2022 • Commentary
A Report Card for Governors’ Fiscal Policy
See how Brian Kemp stacks up against his peers when it comes to taxes, spending and budgeting.
October 5, 2022 • Blog
Laws to Control Growth Could Backfire on Georgia County
The population of Bryan County is expected to surge with a new electric vehicle plant, but local fees and ordinances could restrict an adequate housing supply.
July 21, 2022 • Blog
The Time for Tax Cuts is Now
Georgia has a unique opportunity in this particular moment to use its surplus for sustained tax cuts.
April 21, 2022 • Blog
The Hidden Tax: Inflation
There are taxes, and then there are hidden taxes. And there’s no hidden tax quite like inflation.
April 15, 2022 • Commentary
What Could Georgia’s New Tax Bill Mean for You?
Georgia’s recent tax reform means you’ll save more money. But, how much?
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