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Friday Facts: February 12, 2016

Common sense and the Constitution prevail in lawsuit challenging Georgia’s tuition tax credit scholarships.

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Government Trails, Technology Triumphs in Transportation Policy

By Benita M. Dodd A Georgia Senate committee heard this week from proponents and foes of a sales tax increase to fund public transportation projects including an 11.9-mile MARTA heavy rail expansion up Georgia 400. Witnesses represented developers, environmentalists, Millennials,aaa

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Heartland Quotes Senior Fellow Ben Scafidi on Proposed Education Reforms

Scafidi says treating charter schools and traditional government schools equally under the law helps everyone.

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Senior Fellow Baruch Feigenbaum Testifies at Senate Committee Hearing on MARTA

For one MARTA heavy-rail expansion we could provide 20 high quality bus rapid transit expansions.

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Direct Care Resources

As the General Assembly debates the merits of direct care arrangements, here are some resources for those who want more information on this subject: Direct Primary Care (DPC) Puts Patients Back in the Driver’s Seat Empowering the relationship between doctorsaaa

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School Choice Benefits: More than test scores

Research focused solely on standardized test scores will understate the benefits of school choice programs, since effects on high school graduation and college enrollment are stronger—especially among urban minority students.

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2016 Recommendations from the Criminal Justice Reform Council

The Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform has released its 2016 Report, which provides a summary of progress to date and a list of recommendations. Below are excerpts from the report’s executive summary. It is often said that the statesaaa

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Friday Facts: February 5, 2016

MARTA rail expansion, education and money and welfare work requirements.

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Georgia Needs Direct Care Now

By Hal C. Scherz The Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed with the promise of decreasing the high costs of health care and increasing access to care by making health care insurance more affordable. Almost six years later, it appears thataaa

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Analyzing the Latest Tax Reform Proposal

The proposals could drop the personal income tax rate from 6% to 5%.

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