‘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. 

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

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.

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.

Montana’s Rescue of State Health Plan Holds Lessons

Montana's plan was in severe financial trouble at the beginning of 2015, and its turnaround holds lessons for other states, including Georgia.

An Analysis of the Fiscal and Economic Impact of Georgia’s Qualified Education Expense Tax Credit

Georgia’s Qualified Education Expense (QEE) Tax Credit Scholarship Program allows individual and corporate taxpayers to receive a Georgia income tax credit for donating to nonprofit, tax exempt student scholarship organizations (SSOs). SSOs use these funds to provide scholarships to pre-K through 12th grade Georgia students, where these scholarships offset the cost of attending independent (private) schools.

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.

Perfect Storm: COVID World Meets Hybrid Homeschools

Eric Wearne’s latest book offers a fascinating insight into a form of schooling developing in communities throughout the United States and gaining momentum in an unexpected period of educational uncertainty. 

Pandemic Pods, Parents’ Response to Fickle Schools

With more school districts around the country announcing classes either of full-time remote learning or hybrid learning where children spend up to a week at home at a time, increasing numbers of parents are taking matters into their own hands.

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.

Georgia’s Election Mess

Why was Georgia's ballot count such a mess?

Policies and Politics in the Climate Change Dispute

The remnants of Hurricane Zeta arrived in Georgia Thursday. The Category 2 hurricane, the fifth named storm to slam into Louisiana this year, had lost much of its punch by the time it reached Georgia, but still left almost a million Georgia homes without power.

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.

Personalized Health Insurance, Ready to Roll Out Today

Neither politicians nor insurance industry leaders are discussing a risk segmentation approach. Why? Because it upsets the status quo.

For Millions, Healthcare Waivers Offer Hope

Georgians received a dose of good news Thursday, as Gov. Brian Kemp announced federal approval of his plans to increase healthcare access and affordability.

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.

The Children Left Behind

As testing is cast by the wayside, American Enterprise Institute's Katharine Stevens’ latest work raises more concerns about our children’s future.

Guide to The Issues 2020 Offers Innovation for Georgia

Proposing market-based solutions to the state’s issues is always integral to the Foundation’s mission; given the lasting effects of the pandemic, it has become even more essential.