Georgia Public Policy Foundation conducts scholarly research and analysis of state public policy issues:
Civil Discourse, Criminal Justice, Economy, Education, Environment, Free Speech, Government Accountability, Health Care, Legal System, Poverty, Regulation Reform, Taxes and Spending, and Transportation.

Good News on Georgia Economic Freedom and Opportunity

An annual, international analysis ranks Georgia sixth in the nation for economic freedom, up one position from last year.

Friday Facts: November 8, 2019

It’s Friday! Events November 15: It’s just one week away! The 2019 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum comes to the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly on Friday, November 15. Five issues. Five think tanks. One day! Learn about education, healthcare, opportunity, regulation and transportation for Georgia. Registration is $100 for the daylong event. The theme: “Wisdom, Justice, Mobility.” Read about it here; register here. January 28, 2020: Mark your calendar for the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s Anniversary Celebration and Freedom Award Dinner at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, January 28! Quotes of note  … Continue Reading →

Shining a Light on the Administrative State

In total, roughly 20 states have initiated some form of red tape cutting effort in recent years.

2019 Legislative Policy Forum Aims to Mobilize Georgia

Since 2010, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation has invited some of the nation’s brightest and best experts to Atlanta to share forward-thinking proposals on ways for Georgia’s legislators and policymakers to tackle challenges the state faces, using practical, limited-government, state-specific approaches.

Through the years, the Foundation’s annual Georgia Legislative Policy Forum has targeted issues as diverse – and sometimes interwoven – as criminal justice, education, healthcare, poverty, privatization, transportation, taxes and the tri-state water wars. Each forum plays on Georgia’s motto of “Wisdom, Justice, Moderation,” and this year is no exception. The theme for the 2019 forum, on November 15 at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly, is “Wisdom, Justice, Mobility.”

The Economics of Building a Voucher or ESA Program in Georgia

The political success of vouchers and ESAs hinges on persuading opponents that these programs won’t deprive schools of needed funding for the remaining students.