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.

Leaving Cities: Millennials Aren’t Too Cool for School

Millennials are continuing their parents' pattern of leaving cities when their children reach school age.

Friday Facts: October 18, 2019

It’s Friday! Events November 15: The agenda is online for the 2019 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum, which features nearly two dozen policy experts and leaders on issues affecting Georgia: education, healthcare, opportunity, regulation and transportation. Registration is $100 for the daylong event on Friday, November 15, at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly. The theme: “Wisdom, Justice, Mobility.” Read about it here; register here. Quotes of note  “Retirement affords reflection. … I have had time to explore much of Georgia that the demands of a work life wouldn’t allow. I have seen … Continue Reading →

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.”

Occupational Licensing, an Issue Overdue for Review

Georgia falls short in many aspects of occupational licensing, and the Georgians First Commission may be just what the state needs to spearhead improvement.

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.