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.