Recent Foundation Publications

The Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s 2021 publications are listed below by date of publication.

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April 23, 2021: Auto Insurance Provides a Model for Health Insurance Reform, by Ron Bachman

April 16, 2021: Tesla & Nikola: A 21st-Century Fairy Tale, by Dave Emanuel

Although battery-powered electric vehicles have no tailpipes, they emit CO2 just like vehicles powered by internal combustion engines. The difference is that they do it remotely.

April 8, 2021: 2020’s Baggage Weighs Down Legislative Session, by Chris Denson and Kyle Wingfield

The aftermath of November’s election and the COVID-19 pandemic carried over well into the new year.

March 26, 2021: Don’t Let Strings on Covid Cash Make Georgia Feds’ Puppet, by Kyle Wingfield

You can land yourself in financial trouble by receiving a windfall, as too many lottery winners can attest.

March 19, 2021: Sunshine Week, a Vital Disinfectant in Pandemic and Always, by Benita Dodd.

Sunshine Week is a welcome reminder that government transparency is necessary.

March 12, 2021: COVID-19: What a Difference a Year Made, by Chris Denson

While certain aspects of the past year are likely to continue post-COVID – more teleworking, for example – Georgians will have to examine the challenges.

March 5, 2021: Adding Up the Benefits of Education Options, by Ben Scafidi.

Arguing that private schools are not beholden to public accountability is silly. Each parent who sends a child to a private school is a member of the public who holds that school accountable.

February 26, 2021: Get on Board with Buses for Equitable Transit, by Baruch Feigenbaum

Communities of color are often lower-income and lower-income residents tend to use the bus far more frequently than rail.

February 19, 2021: Cents and Sensibility in Georgia Energy Policy, by Benita M. Dodd

Millions of residents in Texas struggled to cope without electricity in homes and businesses this past week as an Arctic blast led to widespread power blackouts across the state. Could such a deadly disaster take place in Georgia, another Southern state with its own, unique challenges in extreme weather?

February 12, 2021: Chalking Up Successes in Georgia School Choice, by Benita M. Dodd

At the very least, evidence indicates education options save money and have no negative impact.

February 5, 2021: Unhealthy Blockage Constricts Certificate-of-Need Relief, by Chris Denson.

Governor Kemp issued an executive order that Georgia’s CON law be suspended. The implementation of this mandate fell short of its directive, especially when it came to offering Georgians a safe option during a pandemic.

January 28, 2021: Where have all the Children Gone? by Chris Butler and Cindy Morley

Some parents choose to bypass Georgia’s traditional public schools in favor of alternative methods of education, including public charter schools, private schools and homeschooling. The COVID-19 pandemic, which began its U.S. spread early in 2020, has added to those numbers.  Tracking those students, however, is difficult.

January 27, 2021: Funding Students Instead of Institutions, by Corey DeAngelis

Funding students, as opposed to systems, would benefit families by empowering them to choose the education provider that best meets their needs – public or private, in-person or remote. But what kinds of economic impacts would such a policy have overall?

January 15, 2021: State of the State as Varied as Georgia’s Landscape, by Benita M. Dodd.

As he discussed budget amendments for the fiscal year ending in June, the governor made some perplexing promises. Bear in mind: The state still could founder in deep waters despite Kemp’s valiant – and heretofore successful – efforts to keep it afloat amid the COVID-19 crisis.

January 8, 2021: Hearing Opportunity Knock Amid Winds of Change, by Benita M. Dodd.

President Biden’s ambitious agenda is certain to expand further with majorities in both chambers. All is not lost, however, for states who prefer to continue on a fiscal conservative track. Georgia, first to open its economy and to keep it open after COVID-19 struck, is one.

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