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Federal Fix Can Help States and Encourage Work

Congress should revisit the hastily enacted $600 supplemental unemployment benefit.

Friday Facts: May 22, 2020

It’s Friday! This is Week 10 of the Friday Facts’ focus on the coronavirus pandemic across the nation and in Georgia. View previous editions here. View the Foundation’s near-term proposals here. Share your ideas: Email us at info@georgiapolicy.org. Quotes of Note “I often wonder whether we do not rest our hopes too much upon constitutions, upon laws, and upon courts. These are false hopes; believe me, these are false hopes. Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can … Continue Reading →

Simple Change in Law Can Save Georgia Taxpayers Over $80 Million

Dedicate Georgia’s Early Intervention Program (EIP) funds to EIP services and require all local systems to follow state guidelines when classifying students as EIP.

Issue Analysis: Fiscal Policy Considerations in COVID-19’s Wake

Although some new federal funding flowing into Georgia could offset revenue losses, it remains to be seen how much will remain available after additional expenses are covered.

Recent Foundation Publications

The Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s 2020 publications are listed below by date of publication. Click on a link to read. May 15: Simple Change in Law Can Save Georgia Taxpayers Over $80 Million, By Benjamin Scafidi and Heidi Holmes Erickson. Between 2009 and 2020 – once local schools received discretion over Georgia’s Early Intervention Program – the number of students classified as EIP increased 107%, from about 57,000 students to over 118,000. May 8: School Choice Can Help Ease Georgia’s Looming Fiscal Issues, by Marty Lueken and Benjamin Scafidi. If … Continue Reading →