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Two Pro-Growth Tax Reform Plans Introduced

Two tax reform bills to lower Georgia’s income tax rate were introduced last week, but it is uncertain if any action will be taken this year.

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Proposal Would Level the Playing Field for Beer and Wine Sales

While breweries are contributing to economic growth in many states, Georgia is being held back by antiquated laws and powerful special interests.

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Proposal Would Modernize Georgia’s Teacher Retirement System

A bill introduced this month would modernize Georgia’s pension system to be more in line with private-sector pensions. The plan is modeled after the successful reform of the pension plan for new state employees 7 years ago.

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Climate Change Rules Could Be the Death of You

If everyone bought 40-mpg cars, greenhouse gases would decline by less than a negligible 0.5 percent.

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Foundation Responds to Op-Ed in Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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National School Choice Week Event Takes Place Jan. 21, 2015

Foundation celebrates National School Choice Week 2015 with Dr. Ben Scafidi.

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Savannah Tour Guides Sue to End Licensing Requirement

“In this country, anyone should be free to talk, just as anyone should be free not to listen.”

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Net Neutrality

Randolph May of the Free State Foundation in Maryland has written a three-part series on this topic that is worth reading to get a free market perspective of this issue. Here is a link to the third paper in theaaa

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Four Drivers of Tomorrow’s Education Reforms

In “Time for a Reboot,” Checker Finn highlights four drivers of tomorrow’s education reforms.

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2014 Forum VIDEO: Tearing Down Doctor – Patient Walls

The U.S. health care system confounds and confuses nearly everyone.  Ever-changing federal government mandates, an alarming number of people who have no health insurance from any source, the trend by employers to reduce or even eliminate health care coverage for employees and retirees, all of this and more has created hyper-ventilation in health care which is about one-sixth of the entire U.S. economy.

“Tearing Down the Walls Between Doctors and Patients” brought three medical practitioners together at the 2014 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum.  Dr. Josh Umbehr is a Wichita, Kansas physician whose Atlas MD provides direct primary care at a fixed price.  Dr. Brian Hill is with Urology Specialists of Atlanta at St. Joseph Hospital.  Jimmy Childre, Jr. is former chairman and current CEO at the Washington County Regional Medical Center Authority in central Georgia.

(Article and video production by Mike Klein)

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