News Release: Foundation Named to Global ‘Best Independent Think Tanks’ List

News Release | For Immediate Release January 31, 2020 Contact: Benita Dodd at (404-256-4050) Foundation Named to Global ‘Best Independent Think Tanks’ List Atlanta – The Georgia Public Policy Foundation has been named one of the world’s “Best Independent Think Tanks” of 2019 in a survey released this week by the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program. The Foundation and the Texas Public Policy Foundation – a sister think tank in the State Policy Network – are the only U.S. state-based free-market think tanks ranked as “Best Independent … Continue Reading →

Freedom Award 2019

News Release: 300 Join in Foundation’s 29th Anniversary Celebration

NEWS RELEASE | For Immediate Release January 29, 2020 Contact: Benita Dodd (404-256-4050) 300 Join in Foundation’s 29th Anniversary Celebration Atlanta –  More than 300 friends and supporters joined the Georgia Public Policy Foundation at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta Tuesday night (January 28) for the Foundation’s 29th Anniversary Celebration and Freedom Award Dinner. The keynote speaker was John A. Allison, board member and former CEO of the Cato Institute and the retired chairman and CEO of BB&T Corp. (recently renamed Truist). Through the years, the Foundation has presented the prestigious Freedom Award to a notable Georgian … Continue Reading →

2019 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum (with video links to sessions)

Click on the links below for YouTube video of sessions.

News Release: Foundation Hails Special Master’s Proposal in Florida-Georgia Water Dispute

News Release | For Immediate Release December 12, 2019 Contact: Benita Dodd (404-256-4050) Foundation Hails Special Master’s Proposal in Florida-Georgia Water Dispute Atlanta – Kyle Wingfield, president and CEO of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, released this statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court Special Master’s recommendation in the 6-year-old “water wars” dispute between Florida and Georgia: The finding by New Mexico federal Judge Paul Kelly is the only reasonable outcome after Florida’s unfounded accusations. While couched in environmental concerns, the cap Florida sought on Georgia’s water usage in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin through 2050 has … Continue Reading →

Media Advisory: Heritage’s Hans von Spakovsky Talks Election Integrity Aug. 27

“Election Integrity: Facts, Fraud and Fiction,” a policy briefing with Heritage Senior Legal Fellow Hans von Spakovsky.

Pause and Reflect on Our Hard-Won Freedom

Now is an especially important time to reflect on the sacrifices made by the greatest generation during World War II.

Foundation Adds Development Associate Kennedy Atkins to Staff

Kennedy Atkins has joined the Georgia Public Policy Foundation as a Development Associate and will focus on donor relations and outreach.

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.

Foundation Named to Global ‘Best Independent Think Tanks’ List

Foundation makes global ‘Best Independent Think Tanks’ List for second consecutive year!

Balancing the Books in Education

Balancing the Books in Georgia’s Public Education  

Free Trade and the Impact on Georgia

Heritage Trade in Georgia Issue Brief Griff Lynch Presentation-min

The 5 Amendments Explained

The brief, vague descriptions on the ballot offer little explanation what exactly the amendments will do.

Education Innovation at the 2018 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum

Every young Georgian deserves the opportunity to become a productive citizen. School choice can help families make responsible decisions to meet their student’s educational needs.

New Frontiers for Patient Power

The idea behind Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) is a simple one: when spending from an account we own and control, we become fully empowered consumers in the medical marketplace.

Bottleneckers: A Chokehold on Good Government

A new book describes a “bottlenecker” as “anyone who uses government power to limit competition and thereby reap monopoly profits and other benefits.”

Georgians Share their Health Plan Experiences

We asked Georgians to share their health plan experiences under the Affordable Care Act.

Rome’s Free Clinic: Community Taking Charge

Low-income, uninsured Georgians often have no primary care physician and are unable to afford to visit one.

Energy discussion at Heartland’s Emerging Issues Forum

Benita Dodd moderates a panel on energy and environment issues at the Heartland Institute Emerging Issues South Forum in Nashville.

Georgia Public Policy Foundation Media Policy

The Georgia Public Policy Foundation waives the cost of publications and registration fees for public meetings and events to credentialed members of the media.

Time for a Do-Over on Dodd-Frank

Dodd-Frank and the resulting government interference have done more harm than good for American consumers by crippling small businesses and stunting job growth.