Thursday, August 30, 2007

I'm reading it, so you should have to

I'm working on a breakdown of the Speaker of the House's tax reform proposal, which will run this weekend. Today I caught myself saying that a Georgia State University Fiscal Research Center policy brief on the subject was "fantastic."

Then I said, "this can't be my life."

Anyway, I'm linking a different policy brief from the Fiscal Research Center here.

It's essentially a snapshot (a 44-page snapshot) of the state's current tax structure, with comparisons to other states. It also talks about the relative tax burdens of the rich versus the poor.

In other words, it's a baseline. And, all kidding aside, it's actual pretty easy to read, with the exception of some of the charts, which probably aren't really important anyway. It certainly opens with a bang:
Georgia’s total state and local taxes per capita increased 63 percent between 1981 and 2004.

I just discovered the Fiscal Research Center this week. This is their Web site, and there's a slew of other research available.

1 comment:

VictoratGaImproper said...

Amy Morton is bringing Alan Essig of the (Georgia Budget & Policy Institute) to Macon tomorrow. He will be addressing the same thing you just made us go all the way to Georiga State University Fiscal Research Center for...

High Noon. Politics and Lunch at the Power Station on Riverside Drive right behind Good to go meals, right up from Checkers, which is right across from Zaxby's, across from the Krystal, which is across from Burger King, next to a lot where a bunch of buses are parked. aka in downtown macon. Sorry, got lost thinking about all the sales tax revenue that corner will generate under the idea guy- Speaker of the House- Glenn Richardson's tax proposal. What were you saying about getting a life?

Detail's on Alan Essig's Tax talk at:

copy the link, paste it in your address bar, delete the spaces and have fun. or just google Georgia Women Vote and eat away your political woes.