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NOTES FROM THE SENATE, OCTOBER 11, 2019
YTD REVENUES BARELY POSITIVE

It was hard to find good news in the state's September Revenue Report as the total revenue of $2.2 billion only showed a $15.7 million gain, just 0.7%. September completes the first quarter of the 2020 Fiscal Year and the revenue results so far are dismal. (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, OCTOBER 7, 2019
Recently, the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) released an updated study evaluating the long-term effectiveness of Georgia's Pre-K program. There have already been studies highlighting Georgia Pre-K quality and outcomes of children in a Georgia Pre-K program and immediately after. The ongoing Longitudinal Study is tracking outcomes of children from pre-K through fifth grade. The recently released report is part of the study, looking at the social and academic outcomes of Georgia Pre-K participants in second grade ("Year 4"). The final year of the study will be in in 2019-2020 when the students complete fifth grade. (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019
"RAINY DAY" FUNDS VARY IN STATES

We wrote in last week's column about the state Revenue Report and touched on the calculation of the RSR or rainy day fund. Turns out that Georgia is doing very well in saving up over 11% of previous year's revenues for the latest RSR, $2.9 Billion. (More)

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