Hybrid Home Schools Offer Families Options Amid Coronavirus Uncertainty

While everyone hopes to return to “normal” as soon as possible, the possibility certainly exists that come fall, the coronavirus will return.

Near-term Responses to Ease COVID-19 Impact in Georgia

The Foundation marshaled its Senior Fellows and colleagues around the nation and compiled a list of policies that could be implemented quickly to ease the burden on providers, educators, businesses and families as the pandemic continues.

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.

Near-Term Proposals as Georgia Tackles COVID-19

The Foundation has compiled a list of policy proposals as the state of Georgia copes with the uncertainties surrounding the novel coronavirus.

COVID-19 a Teachable Moment for Georgia Healthcare Policy

Over the years – in some cases, decades – our state leaders have declined to enact some important policies that would have put us in a better position.

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.

Coronavirus: Self-isolation, Community Unity

Government is working on big solutions, but individual actions can make a difference.

Innovation, Lessons Learned Guide Georgia’s Response to Coronavirus

The response by state officials thus far has been practical and preemptive, lessons honed in recent years.

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.

A Tail-Chasing Regional Transportation Plan

What does Atlanta get for $172.6 billion? With or without the plan, the Atlanta Regional Commission admits, the region’s congestion will worsen.

Reform is Overdue for Federal-State Medicaid Partnership

By providing a higher reimbursement for Obamacare-expansion enrollees, the federal government is now discriminating against the traditional Medicaid populations in favor of the able-bodied, working-age adult population. That’s unfair to those who Medicaid was intended to serve and leads to some diversion of services away from traditional Medicaid enrollees.

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.

Put the Brakes on High-Speed Rail in Georgia

Riding the rails sounds romantic. But once the facts are revealed, the romantic notion is replaced by the cold, hard reality of massive government subsidies.

Pulling Back the Curtain on Georgia’s Budget Woes

Georgians are puzzled by an apparent dilemma: Why, in the middle of a booming economy and record-low unemployment, is the state government facing budget cuts?

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.

Georgia’s Distance is No Protection from Coronavirus Fallout

Reports Thursday of the first human-to-human transmission of the deadly Wuhan coronavirus in the United States are a stark reminder of the vulnerability of this nation and this state to global incidents.

No Reason to Call Off the Tax Cut Promised to Georgians

Don't misconstrue this shift in WHEN people pay their taxes as a shift in HOW MUCH tax people are paying.

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.

Don’t Stand in the Way of Georgia Families’ Education Options

The hard-fought campaign to give Georgia families greater choice in how their children are educated is far from over.

A Job for Government

Georgia’s unemployment rate may be at record levels, but not so much the state’s employment-to-population ratio, which is the percentage of the working-age population (age 16 to 64) employed.