Quarries Hold Water for a Regional Quandary

By Harold Brown

Ever since it was a small town, Atlanta has worried about its water. In a 1951 U.S. Geological Survey publication, the author wrote about the establishment in 1893 of a small plant to filter the water of the…

Auto Insurance Provides a Model for Health Insurance Reform

By Ronald E. Bachman

Auto insurance has paved the way for health reform to follow. Nobody has suggested auto insurance is liberal or conservative, Republican or Democrat. Auto insurance is bipartisan and non-partisan, universally available and mandatory in all but two…

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

Tesla & Nikola: A 21st-Century Fairy Tale

By Dave Emanuel

Once upon a time monsters ruled the streets and highways of the world. They drank gasoline and diesel fuel, belched fire and spewed bad, bad chemicals and soot out of their tailpipes.

Some people looked at the monsters and…

2020’s Baggage Weighs Down 2021 Legislative Session

By Chris Denson and Kyle Wingfield

The 2021 Georgia legislative session began with a sense of uncertainty as the aftermath of November’s election and the COVID-19 pandemic carried over well into the new year.

For state legislators, this meant focusing early on…

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.

Don’t Let Strings on Covid Cash Make Georgia Feds’ Puppet

By Kyle Wingfield

The federal money being dumped on states is already burning a hole in some pockets. And with $4.7 billion in play, it’s an awfully big hole.

The trick for Georgia’s fiscally conservative leaders is to spend it without blowing…

Sunshine Week, a Vital Disinfectant in Pandemic and Always

By Benita M. Dodd

“If the broad light of day could be let in upon men’s actions, it would purify them as the sun disinfects,” wrote Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis. The statement is worth reinforcing as Sunshine Week marks its…

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.

COVID-19: What a Difference a Year Made

By Chris Denson

One year ago this week, Georgians began to feel the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Georgia Public Policy Foundation shut down to begin working remotely – apropos, in hindsight – on Friday, March 13, expecting to be…

Adding up the Benefits of Education Options

By Ben Scafidi

Proposals in the Georgia General Assembly to give Georgia families more opportunities to choose schools and educational settings for their children have come under fire, including in a recent newspaper column by University of North Georgia professor T.…

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.

Get on Board with Buses for Equitable Transit

By Baruch Feigenbaum

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says one of his top priorities is addressing inequities such as “transit deserts,” particularly in communities of color.

It is true that communities of color often have subpar mass transit service compared to wealthier,…

Chalking Up Successes in Georgia School Choice

By Benita M. Dodd

On the home front overall, the news about education options is encouraging. Georgia’s public charter schools’ enrollment increased during the COVID-19 pandemic even as enrollment in traditional public schools declined.

This week, public charter schools won back their…

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.

‘State of the State’ as Varied as Georgia’s Landscape

At his State of the State address Thursday before a joint session of the Georgia Legislature, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp soothed agencies and Georgians with a pledge that his budget would contain no cuts, no furloughs and no new taxes.

Hearing Opportunity Knock Amid Winds of Change

In one fell swoop, the outcomes of Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoffs on January 5 changed the landscape for the entire nation, at least for the next two years. 

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.

New Year, New Initiative: Policy, Transparency and News

To mark the Georgia Public Policy Foundation's upcoming 30th anniversary, the organization is renewing its push to bridge the information gap across the state.

Evidence Shows Benefits of Ga. Tax Credit Scholarship Program

The Qualified Education Expense (QEE) program saves Georgia taxpayers significant funds and displays far higher educational attainment among GOAL scholarship students relative to public school students.