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Friday Facts: December 19, 2014

It’s Friday! Quotes of Note “By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart.” – Confucius “Listening to what voters said in the 1994 elections and ‘triangulating’ to take America where it wanted to go,aaa

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Transit Should Stay off Tracks and on the Road

This legislative session, the Georgia General Assembly is expected to tackle transportation reform, with many hoping lawmakers address both roadways and transit.

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Fiscal Research Center Analysis Needs to be Fixed

By Benjamin Scafidi  The Fiscal Research Center (FRC) at Georgia State University produced a fiscal analysis of Georgia’s tuition tax credit scholarship program. I had a long list of specific critiques of their report. The authors of the FRC reportaaa

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Foundation Study Finds Benefits in Education Savings Accounts

Georgia taxpayers could save nearly $20 million annually by implementing a new school choice option, education savings accounts.

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The Hidden Danger in Title II for Tech Companies

By Stephen Loftin Marketing guru Seth Godin recently posted a blog supporting net neutrality as a way to keep internet companies from censoring content they don’t like. His piece brings up an interesting point that the tech community needs to think throughaaa

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Frequently Asked Questions About Toll Concessions

Your questions on toll roads and public private partnerships answered.

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Friday Facts: December 12, 2014

It’s Friday! Quotes of Note “My primary objection to the amendment was a concern that for-profit charter school management companies that had showered campaign dollars on our state’s politicians would get an unfair competitive advantage and elbow everybody else outaaa

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Keep Crony Capitalism Out of Georgia’s School Choice Movement

In 2013, when the SSOs in Georgia awarded a total of 13,270 scholarships averaging $3,517 per recipient, what was the fiscal impact on taxpayers?

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Fiscal Analysis of Popular School Choice Program Underestimates Savings to Georgia Taxpayers and Needs to Be Fixed

The Fiscal Research Center (FRC) at Georgia State University has produced a report that contains a fiscal analysis of Georgia’s K-12 tuition tax credit scholarship program. In this study, Dr. Ben Scafidi shows that this fiscal analysis contains outright errors, implausible assumptions andaaa

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Checking Up On Health: December 9, 2014

Am I the only one noticing an increase in obituaries among friends this time of year?

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