On COVID-19, Don’t Let the Perfect be the Enemy of the Good

This commentary by Dr. Gary Voccio, Director of Public Health for Northwest Georgia, was published May 3 in Hometown Headlines of Greater Rome and is excerpted with permission. By Dr. Gary Voccio Are we ready to open up? Doesn’t matter. We’re going to; we can’t exist otherwise. The real question is how we reopen in a way that gives us our best chance to stay open. If we do it wrong, the pandemic will speed up again, our hospitals will get overrun again, and we’ll need to go into lockdown … 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.

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.

Foundation Named to Global ‘Best Independent Think Tanks’ List

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

Foundation Ranks on Global ‘Best Independent Think Tanks’ List

Foundation’s a Global Go-To think tank!

AJC Interviews Kelly McCutchen on the Future of Health Care

Foundation President Kelly McCutchen was one of several state experts asked by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution to discuss the future of health care. His comments as reported in the newspaper on Sunday, September 2, 2017, are published below; subscribers can watch all the interviews online here and read them here. Georgia health care has many voices, one message: Time to act By Ariel Hart and Tamar Hallerman The Atlanta Journal-Constitution invited leaders in Georgia health care to talk about federal, state and personal actions that can help Georgians. These statements are … Continue Reading →

Marietta Daily Journal Quotes Foundation Over Pay Raises

The Marietta Daily Journal’s “Around Town” column of Tuesday, February 14, 2017 quoted Foundation Vice President Benita Dodd in response to the Cobb County Commission’s plan to implement across-the-board increases based on a consultant’s recommendation. The item is published below and can be accessed online here.  CAN’T BUY ME LOVE AROUND TOWN: Commissioners to weigh $8.3 million pay increase for county employees THIS MORNING, after presumably kissing their spouses, county commissioners will decide whether to give county employees an $8.3 million valentine. But before they make that decision, there are … Continue Reading →

AJC Publishes Foundation Op-Ed on 2017-18 Ga. Session

Foundation’s hopes for 2017-18

Atlanta Business Chronicle Quotes Foundation on Toll Lane Network

Atlanta Business Chronicle quotes Benita Dodd on toll lanes.

Marietta Daily Journal Editorial Quotes Foundation on Consulting Costs

Foundation argues for managed competition in government projects, instead of just consultants.

Atlanta Business Chronicle Quotes McCutchen on Ga. Tax Reform Bill

Georgia tax cut proposals are aimed at keeping pace with North Carolina, one of Georgia’s chief jobs competitors.

AJC Quotes Kelly McCutchen on Tax Reform Proposal

Kelly McCutchen calls tax-reform proposal fair.


Marietta Daily Journal Covers National School Choice Week Event

Wednesday’s breakfast fell in the middle of “School Choice Week” in Georgia, during which more than 400 events are scheduled across the state in observance of it.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Quotes Foundation on School Spending

The AJC quotes the Foundation on school spending.

Foundation Responds to Op-Ed in Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Response to Carbon Emissions Op-ed in Macon Telegraph

America should be taking the lead, exploring and utilizing domestic natural resources responsibly.

Morris News Reports on School Choice Poll Released at Foundation Event

Georgians, by a wide margin, support tax credits and scholarships for private-school tuition.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Publishes our Op-Ed on Trade Authority

Free-trade agreements have benefited Georgia job creators.

Friday Facts: Making the News

Georgia Public Policy Foundaton Friday Facts, the pathway to news!

AJC Article on Transit Quotes Foundation

Foundation Vice President Benita Dodd proposed bus service instead of rail expansion in an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, “Falling transit use in metro rides against U.S. trend,” by Andria Simmons, in the Sunday edition on April 13, 2014. The article appeared on page B1, the front of the Metro section. By Andria Simmons Daren Givens’ weekend outings used to begin with MARTA — a bus or train ride from his Fairlie-Poplar neighborhood to the zoo, a concert or an intown festival. That changed over the past few years … Continue Reading →