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.”

The Foundation’s Criminal Justice Initiative pushed the problems to the forefront, proposed practical solutions, brought in leaders from other states to share examples, and created this nonpartisan opportunity. (At the signing of the 2012 Criminal Justice Reform bill.)

Governor Nathan Deal more quotes