The Fiscal Research Center provides nonpartisan research, technical assistance and education in the evaluation and design of state and local fiscal and economic policy, including both tax and expenditure issues. Its research examines tax policy and reform, education finance, urban policy and economic development, among other issues.
FRC in the News
Peter Bluestone, FRC Senior Research Associate, was interviewed by an ABC affiliate (WSB-TV in Atlanta) regarding how the sequester will effect local federal employees. The interview can be viewed here.
Carolyn Bourdeaux, FRC Associate Director, was interviewed by WABE-FM 90.1 (Atlanta's home for NPR and PBS public radio). The interview, regarding how Georgia is losing high paying jobs, can be viewed here.
Sally Wallace, FRC Director, was interviewed for the Douglas County Sentinel for "Tax Hikes Will Hurt, But Have little Impact on Economy." The article can be found here.
FRC Current Events
Carolyn Bourdeaux presented, "Getting Adjusted to the New Normal. Local Government Finance in Georgia Post-Recession" to the National Law Enforcement Leadership Forum in Atlanta GA. View the presentation here.
Sally Wallace presented, "State Income Tax Treatment of the Elderly" at The Lincoln Institute Conference on Economic Perspectives on State and Local Taxes in Cambridge MA. View the presentation here.
The Fiscal Research Center, in collaboration with the State of Georgia Office of Planning and Budget and Department of Audits released the 2013 Georgia Tax Expenditure Report, an annual update of tax expenditure data providing a comprehensive listing of the state's statutory tax provisions that allow preferential tax treatment for certain types of taxpayers or activities. A copy of this report is available to the public on the State of Georgia Office of Planning and Budget website.