Recent Foundation Publications

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

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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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