Join the Foundation in Savannah July 29, find out about education and school choice in 2016!
Foundation adds Ray Padrón to Board of Trustees.
Join Georgia’s only free-market think tank in Georgia’s First City July 29 as we celebrate Milton Friedman!
“License to Work,” May 15 Leadership Breakfast, is keynoted by Secretary of State Brian Kemp
Status of key economic issues (updated at 10 pm): Education: Increase in the cap on the tuition tax credit scholarship that was hit in a matter of hours on January 1 of this year: No action Education Savings Accounts, similar to those in Arizona and Florida, that allows parents to tailor education spending to meet the unique needs of their children: Passed committee, no vote in the House Creation of a Opportunity School District for failing schools: Passed Move on When Ready 2.0 allowing high school students to take college … Continue Reading →
Below is the current allocation of motor fuel taxes based on the four-year average price of motor fuel where the consumer pays 29.2 cents per gallon. Cents Per Gallon Revenue (in Millions) State Excise Tax 7.5 $450 State Sales Tax 10.2 $610 State Sales Tax (“4th Penny”) 3.4 $203 Local Sales Tax (based on $3.39 average retail price) 8.1 $488 29.2 $1,752 Below would be the allocation of motor fuel taxes based on the current version of the Transportation Funding Act (as of March 4) with the proposed amendment to … Continue Reading →
The Berlin Wall was erected starting in 1961 and it came down in 1989. At the 2014 Legislative Policy Forum we heard from the son of the 1948-49 Berlin Airlift commander and the son of an East German guard who escaped from Communism in 1961.
The U.S. health care system confounds and confuses nearly everyone. We discussed the impact on practitioners and patients at the 2014 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum.
Herman Cain received the Conservative Policy Leadership Institute Principles Award at the Georgia Legislative Policy Forum on Friday, September 19, in Atlanta.
Governor Nathan Deal spoke to state Division of Family and Children Services employees today via the internet, one day after he announced a major shake-up at DFCS. The video was uploaded to YouTube.
A while back in our American experience heroes mattered. On this Memorial Day weekend take a moment to celebrate the heroes in your life. By Foundation Editor Mike Klein.
Videos: Atlanta Journal-Constitution conservative columnist Kyle Wingfield and Georgia Center for Opportunity public policy vice president Eric Cochling discuss eight very important policy issues for Georgians.
Good enough on some levels but not good enough across-the-board. Eric Cochling and Kyle Wingfield talked about the 2014 Georgia General Assembly at our March Leadership Breakfast.
Sunny Park pays more in federal annual taxes than many people earn in a lifetime. And it all began with his first job in America, earning $1.80 per hour to clean toilets. Today he wonders whether America is going soft.
Video from our GPPF 2014 Annual Dinner: Noel Khalil talks about his “unique parents … They taught us the value of work and they taught us the value of being responsible.”
Here is a selection of photos from our 2014 Annual Dinner! What a great night we had celebrating with friends who’ve stood with us during 23 years of work to improve public policy in Georgia for everyone who lives here.
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Brittany Jean and Crystal Williams sat in a State Capitol hearing room last week listening to a discussion about whether Georgia should expand the role of foster care private providers. Then they had their chance to talk about what it’s really like growing up as foster care teenagers. By Mike Klein
“Icemageddon” might delay until next week House consideration of civil forfeiture legislation but when the bill is announced, do not expect to find Georgia sheriffs applauding from the rafters.
By Mike Klein