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