Education, transportation, taxes and spending.
Income is up, poverty is declining. Transit ridership feels it.
What’s happening with transit ridership?
“The government is not your salvation.” — Mia Love
Innovations in transportation, more in paychecks and school choice by 2020.
Technology’s taking care of snow days!
At what cost renewable energy?
It’s Friday! Happy New Year! On a personal note: Hearty congratulations to Rogers Wade, chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, who has been named to the Georgia Trend 2018 Most Influential Hall of Fame. It’s a tossup whether he’s more excited about the Georgia Trend honor or the fact that his beloved Georgia Bulldogs head to the National Championships against Alabama on Monday! Events January 23: More than 28,000 events will celebrate National School Choice Week 2018 from January 21-27. The Georgia Public Policy Foundation marks this event annually … Continue Reading →
Much to celebrate in 2017!
December 22, 2017 It’s Friday! FRIDAY FACTS is made possible by the generosity of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s donors. If you enjoy the FRIDAY FACTS, please consider making a tax-deductible, year-end contribution to help advance our important mission by clicking here. Events January 23: More than 28,000 events will celebrate National School Choice Week 2018 from January 21-27. The Georgia Public Policy Foundation marks this event annually with a Leadership Breakfast. The keynote speaker is Senior Fellow Dr. Ben Scafidi; the topic is “Georgia 2020: Educational Opportunity for All K-12 … Continue Reading →
Health care, welfare reform and pension reform.
What happens as more health care costs shift from companies to employees.
Changes coming to the Foundation …
Education accountability, BRT, declining transit ridership.
It’s Friday! Quotes of note “From the first shots of the American Revolution until this day, what has distinguished American Patriots then and now is their willingness to sacrifice all in defense of Liberty — for themselves and their posterity. It’s an unfortunate truth today, however, that too many Americans know too little of such devotion and sacrifice. This week, we observe Veterans Day, first designated Armistice Day marking the end of World War I at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. In 1954 President Dwight D. Eisenhower, former … Continue Reading →
It’s Friday! Quotes of note “What can only be taught by the rod and with blows will not lead to much good; they will not remain pious any longer than the rod is behind them.” – Martin Luther, who posted his 95 Theses on the door of Wittenberg’s Castle Church in Germany 500 years ago this week and launching the Protestant Reformation “Friend, you cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. And what one person receives without working for, another person must work for … Continue Reading →
It’s Friday! Something to celebrate: Today is the 230th anniversary of the day the first in the series of Federalist Papers was published. Most Americans have no idea that these 85 essays exist, let alone why. The Federalist Papers Project explains: Between October 1787 and May 1788, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay undertook what was essentially a public relations campaign to encourage New York to ratify the U.S. Constitution. Though the members of the Constitutional Convention had already approved the document as of September 17, 1787, it could not … Continue Reading →
It’s Friday! Policy Rewind: If you missed the 2017 Georgia Legislative Forum October 13, you are in luck. We captured the whole day on video. Download PowerPoint presentations and view the presentations by Vicki Davis, Dr. Tim Huelskamp and others on health care and education on our Legislative Policy Forum page. Quotes of note “The necessity of reciprocal checks in the exercise of political power, by dividing and distributing it into different depositories, and constituting each the guardian of the public weal against invasions by the others, has been evinced by experiments ancient and … Continue Reading →
It’s Friday! Today’s the day! We’re at the 2017 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel with state and national experts discussing taxes, health care and education in Georgia. If you’re not with us and 150 of our friends … Here is what you’re missing! Quotes of note “A strangulation of the world by exploding, well-camouflaged bureaucracies is one of the great threats to mankind.” – Norman Borlaug, Nobel Peace Price winner “Without freedom of thought there can be no such thing as wisdom; and no such thing … Continue Reading →
Conference countdown, stadium subsidies, the Jones Act and more!