Federal Tax Reform Opens Opportunities for Georgia and for Rural Georgia

Most experts agree that recent federal tax reforms will put pressure on high tax states to either reduce taxes or continue to lose residents fleeing to lower tax states.

Going from Trees-R-Us to Trees-Or-Us

Trees are ubiquitous. Most of us love them; a few hate them. Homeowners can be ambivalent, at least about some trees. Modern cities are fixated on trees.

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.

Ignoring Trump’s Health Plan Won’t Make It Go Away

The Trump administration continues to push for fundamental changes in our healthcare system. If Congress would do its part, the system would be radically different than it was when Trump took office.

‘Love Your Enemies,’ a Timely Reminder for a Polarized Nation

It’s a cultural phenomenon that many Americans have helplessly watched unfold: the dissolution of respectful political dialogue and the rise of the culture of contempt.

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.

AJC Publishes Op-ed on Healthcare Waivers by Foundation CEO Kyle Wingfield

Georgia won’t save struggling hospitals by expanding Medicaid, so a different solution is need to address the very real problems these hospitals face.

Atlanta Streetcar’s Gone Off the Rails

The Atlanta Streetcar opened over deadline and over budget. Its performance has been astoundingly underwhelming, yet city officials continue to explore expansion.

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.

From an Unlikely Source, Market-based Transit Policies

Public transportation is a highly debated topic in Georgia. Central to this debate is the allocation of federal funding through grants and tax revenues.

‘Waiting for Superman’: How School Choice Can Save America’s Schools

Liberal filmmaker Davis Guggenheim seems an unlikely advocate for free market-based education reform, but he makes the case for policies that are traditionally part of conservatives’ education reform initiatives.

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.

The Broken Record of ‘Record’ Highs

Amid fears of global warming and extreme temperatures, tropical storms, air pollution and so on, data suggest record high temperatures are nothing new.

New Rules Expand Individuals’ Healthcare Options

Almost two years have passed since Republican efforts to reform the U.S. health insurance market were pronounced dead. Perhaps they were merely on life support.

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.

Healthcare Works When the Price is Right

Of all the things we might do to improve our healthcare system, the one reform that is more important is that we must make it profitable to take care of sick people.

Georgia Puts the ‘Commission’ in Tax Commissioners’ Pockets

Why do we allow county tax commissioners to line their pockets using county resources? And why does the Georgia General Assembly continue to allow individuals to profit at the expense of taxpayers.

The Path to Responsibility Can Start with a Broom and a Paycheck

It is hard to be a young black male in the United States today. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for African-American men between 16 and 24 is 30.5%. That rate is more than twice what it is for whites in the same age group.

New Study Finds Innovative Waivers Could Improve Healthcare Access, Affordability

A new report offers ways Georgia can utilize waivers to lower healthcare costs, improve access to better insurance options, restore the primacy of the doctor-patient relationship, and ultimately blaze a trail for other states to follow.

Foundation Releases Study on Healthcare Waivers for Georgia

The Georgia Public Policy Foundation supports the use of a Section 1332 State Innovation Waiver under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).