2021 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum, Rx for What Ails the State

For more than a decade, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s Georgia Legislative Policy Forum has sought to tackle the most pressing issues of the day in the state. This year is no different.

Federal Vaccination Mandate Paves Pathway to High Court

The high court has never sanctioned a federal executive vaccine mandate.

Estimated State Grants Under the Education Stabilization Fund Included in the CARES Act – CRS

Charter Schools Prove their Value to Georgia Families

By Tony Roberts

The past year-and-a-half has been eye-opening for parents. When schools closed during the spring of 2020, families were forced to evaluate whether the public schools their children attended were prepared to handle the dramatic shift to online learning…

Economic Freedom: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

 By Benita Dodd

COVID-19’s impact is not yet evident in the 2021 “Economic Freedom of the World” report by Canada’s Fraser Institute published September 14. The 2021 rankings are based on 2019 data, the most comprehensive available. Given the global impact…

American Institute for Full Employment

The Institute conducts leading research, studies best practices, and develops practical solutions in the areas of unemployment insurance, workforce development and public assistance.

Garble Mires Message on Healthcare Reform

By John C. Goodman

In almost all recent polling, voters say healthcare is their number one concern. They also trust Democrats more than Republicans on the issue.

But why?

The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is the most flawed health system Americans ever created. If you combine the…

Universal Recognition, A License to Work

By Benita Dodd

The phrase “reduce, reuse, recycle” is a favorite of those with environmental concerns about the amount of trash generated by people and businesses. It’s also a perfect phrase to apply to occupational licensing as a transient population moves…

DFCS Descriptive Data

Year to year data reports from the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS). The descriptive data includes information from 2009 through 2018.

Why Climate Activists and Environmentalists Should Support Nuclear Power

By Katie Tubb

For environmentalists and climate activists who are serious about realistic energy options to reduce pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions, nuclear power is a compelling option.

A feisty Twitter exchange between Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas),…

Keeping an Eye on Telehealth

By Chris Denson

With the current surge of COVID-19 cases resulting from the Delta variant, and the probability of a continued strain on our healthcare system during the fall and winter, we face a renewed need to adapt the existing methods…

Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS)

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) investigates reports of child abuse; finds foster and adoptive homes for abused and neglected children; issues SNAP, Medicaid and TANF; helps out-of-work parents get back on their feet; and provides numerous support services and innovative programs to help families in need.

Study Highlights Wisdom of Georgia’s Measured COVID Response

With the resurgence in COVID-19 cases because of the contagious “delta” variant, some states may be mulling reintroducing restrictions. Instead of jumping to react, however, states should be sure to take into consideration the economic and public health data from the first lockdown.

Three Policies to Ease Georgia’s Healthcare Staffing Crisis 

Nurses are frustrated and exhausted, and hospitals have two staffing challenges: to attract more and to keep those they have.

Georgia Department of Labor

The mission of the Georgia Department of Labor is to work with public and private partners in building a workforce system that contributes to Georgia's economic prosperity.

Georgia Gains by Playing in a Regulatory ‘Sandbox’

It's time for Georgia to join other states playing in the "sandbox."

Back to School Should Mean Options for Parents

By Kyle Wingfield School is restarting across Georgia, but the new year isn’t beginning the way many parents were hoping. Mask mandates, thought to be a thing of the past, are being re-instituted not only in some cities but in even more…

Government, Poverty and Self-Reliance

The paper by Larry Reed reprinted here was originally commissioned for the inaugural conference of The
Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College in April 2005. The conference was titled “The Road From
Poverty to Freedom: A Look Backward and Forward at the War on Poverty,” and it was natural to include
Larry, a 1975 graduate of the college who majored in economics and studied under the renowned Austrian
economist Hans Sennholz.

30 Years of Changing Georgia Policy, Changing Georgians’ Lives

By Benita Dodd

It was 30 years ago that a group of Georgia’s business leaders, inspired by the success of the Heritage Foundation’s influence on the Reagan administration’s policy agenda, decided it was time to replicate the approach at the state…

How Kudzu Grew from ‘Miracle Vine’ to ‘Monster’

Sometimes, popular solutions to public problems morph into public problems. One enduring example is the exotic, iconic plant known to the South as kudzu.