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Georgia Legislative Review

The Georgia Legislative Review (GLR) is an annual report published by the W.E.B. Du Bois Southern Center for Studies in Public Policy. Its primary purpose is to provide both scholars and the general public with an in-depth analysis of the major bills and policy decisions made after the Georgia Legislative session.

The GLR covers a wide range of topics, including:

1.    Budget and Taxes: Analysis of the state's financial matters, including budget allocation and tax policies.
2.    Criminal Justice: Evaluation of legislation related to the criminal justice system, which could encompass issues like sentencing, law enforcement practices, and prison reform.
3.    Education: Examination of bills and policies related to education in Georgia, including school funding, curriculum changes, and education reform efforts.
4.    Environmental Policy: Review of environmental legislation, addressing issues such as conservation, pollution control, and renewable energy initiatives.
5.    Health: Analysis of healthcare-related bills, including matters like Medicaid expansion, public health policies, and healthcare access.
6.    Human Services: Assessment of legislation affecting social services and welfare programs, like food assistance and housing support.
7.    Transportation: Examination of transportation-related bills and policies, including infrastructure development and public transportation initiatives.


Additionally, the GLR aims to stay current by addressing contemporary issues that are relevant to the state of Georgia. These can include social justice matters, women's rights, housing policies, and other pressing concerns affecting the state's residents.


One unique feature of the GLR is its rating system for legislators. They evaluate legislators based on their voting records and how those records impact the quality of life for Black individuals in Georgia. This approach highlights the publication's focus on advocating for the interests and well-being of the Black community in the state.


Overall, the GLR serves as a valuable resource for those interested in understanding the legislative process and the impact of policy decisions in Georgia, particularly as they relate to issues of importance to marginalized communities.

2023 GLR

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