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NOTES FROM THE SENATE, DECEMBER 15, 2014
GEORGIA’S PUBLIC RETIREMENT SYSTEMS

In recent weeks this column outlined the Revenue Shortfall Reserve as a hallmark of Georgia’s financial health, this week we take a look at another important state function, the state’s retirement systems. Georgia’s retirement systems are well-funded and currently serve over 375,000 active and 212,000 retired members. (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, DECEMBER 8, 2014
FIVE MONTH TOTALS HOLDING UP REVENUE GAINS

November state revenues continued the strong showing so far in the fiscal year with the five month total showing a gain of $358.9 million compared to the five month total of a year ago.  (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, NOVEMBER 26, 2014
RSR GROWTH ONE KEY TO GEORGIA’S PROPERITY

Having a healthy Reserve is seen as a cushion against dips in the economy and provides reassurance to bond underwriters that Georgia will address any contingencies that arise. One of the three bond underwriters, Fitch, said this about Georgia and its bonds in the rating document published this past June: (More)

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