Guide to The Issues

The Guide To The Issues provides a wealth of ideas, facts and background information on major issues facing Georgia today. The policies proposed in it are based on fact and the Foundation’s belief in limited government, individual responsibility and free enterprise. Previous editions have provided the basis of ideas for policy-makers of all parties: Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians and others for whom Georgia’s well-being is foremost.

Criminal Justice (PDF)

Education (PDF)

Fiscal Overview

Health Care (PDF)

Higher Education (PDF)

Long-Term Care (PDF)

Medicaid (PDF)

Medical Malpractice (PDF)

Occupatonal Licensing (PDF)

Pension Reform (PDF)

Tax Reform (PDF)

Transportation (PDF)

Welfare Reform (PDF)

Recommended Reading:

  • Seven Principles of Sound Public Policy” by Lawrence W. Reed – This speech outlines key principles that provide valuable guidance to all current and future policymakers.
  • I, Pencil” by Leonard E. Read – Although this article was written in 1958, it is arguably even more valid in today’s complex and intertwined Internet economy with global supply chains and higher levels of worldwide trade. It is a powerful lesson to keep in mind as an elected official weighs government intervention in the free market, either through regulation, subsidies or taxation. “I, Pencil: The Movie” is based on the article. For a more up-to-date version, view “I, Smartphone.”

“I am here today to thank the Georgia Public Policy Foundation for your role in building a fiscally conservative, pro-growth state. Not only did you help pave the way for a new generation of leadership, you continue to provide key policy advice and to hold us accountable to the principles we ran on. In short, you have had a transforming influence on this state. We are healthier, stronger, and better managed because of your efforts.

State Senator Eric Johnson, President pro tempore, Georgia State Senate more quotes