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Some food for thought as kids head back to school

Some food for thought as kids head back to school

Many Georgia students return to the classroom this month. For most, the last days before school begins are an exciting time to squeeze in that last bit of summer fun and get stocked up on school supplies. But for students in poverty, a new school year often brings...

The health care crisis is debilitating for those in poverty

The health care crisis is debilitating for those in poverty

The high cost of quality health care is a debilitating expense
for low-income and poverty-stricken families. In order to enable as many Georgians as
possible to achieve the Success Sequence, we must enact meaningful health care
insurance reform now.

Join GCO In Sharing Your Inspirational Family Photos

Join GCO In Sharing Your Inspirational Family Photos

The kids are on summer break and the parents are looking to make the most of the time together. What do you do? Family road trip? Go to the park for a barbecue? Head out to the local ballpark and catch a game? Family Activities Equals Family Values Whatever you do...

Successes During the 2019 Legislative Session

Successes During the 2019 Legislative Session

As the dust settles on another Georgia legislative session, we are pleased to report that the overall results for bills that GCO worked on to achieve passage were positive and encouraging.   Education Opportunities Expand Once Again For starters, in the education...

Ready to work, right out of high school

Ready to work, right out of high school

Georgia’s public-school teachers should be proud of the work they’ve done to raise graduation rates in our state. Since 2011, graduation rates have increased by more than 14 percent, with 81.6 percent of the class of 2018 graduating. It’s an...

Strategies to reignite the power of work

Strategies to reignite the power of work

The economy is booming: Employment is at record-breaking levels, and income and wages are finally rising again. Yet something is missing. Despite all the positive economic news, a significant percent of Georgians (and Americans broadly) have been left behind. This...

Three reasons why Medicaid expansion is bad for Georgia

Three reasons why Medicaid expansion is bad for Georgia

By Erik Randolph, Contributing Scholar   Expanding Medicaid to reduce the number of Georgians without health insurance is an idea continually being promoted. Here are three good reasons why it would be bad for Georgia.   Reason Number One: Expanding Medicaid...

Welfare reform in Georgia poised to gain ground

Welfare reform in Georgia poised to gain ground

We know that people do better in life when they experience the benefits of meaningful work and healthy relationships. But we also know that so many cultural forces are stacked against success in these two areas. One of the biggest is the American welfare system, which...

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Push to increase foster care adoption tax credits could cost Georgia $4.8M | HENRY HERALD

Lawrenceville organization gets money for coronavirus help | AJC

A Gwinnett County resource to help residents struggling through the coronavirus pandemic just got a boost in funding. The Lawrenceville Response Center, which opened last April, this month received more than half a million dollars in additional funding, including...

Push to increase foster care adoption tax credits could cost Georgia $4.8M | HENRY HERALD

Broadband expansion gives Gov. Kemp rural toehold | 11ALIVE

  Internet access in rural areas has been a problem for years – the pandemic only magnified the challenges. The issue could make or break Kemp's re-election next year... "It's tied directly into economic development," said former state Rep. Buzz Brockway, who now...

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Deep Red Valleys Report

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Georgia's Welfare System Reference Guide

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An Alternative To Incarceration

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A High Price To Pay

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Increasing Employment Opportunities For Ex-Offenders

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Prisoner Reentry | The State of Corrections

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Prisoner Reentry

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Increasing Access to Quality Healthcare for Low-Income Uninsured Georgians

Increasing Access to Quality Healthcare for Low-Income Uninsured Georgians

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Disincentives for Work and Marriage in Georgia's Welfare System White Paper

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Disincentives for Work and Marriage in Georgia's Welfare SystemExecutive Summary

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