Government action should take place in an atmosphere of transparency and accountability, with respect for private property, individual rights and freedom of speech. A top down analysis of federal, state and local regulations can help protect individuals from government overreach with respect to such concerns as eminent domain, local architectural ordinances, municipal broadband and civil asset forfeiture.

News Release: Foundation Highlights Solar Energy and Sunshine Week

As Sunshine Week approaches, the need for government transparency is clear.

The Foundation’s Best of the Best of 2014!

The Foundation shares its Top 10 of 2014! What were YOUR favorites?

Outlaw Policing for Profit in Georgia

Seizing the property of individuals who have not been convicted, let alone indicted, is a travesty of justice

After SHEP … Georgia Looks Toward a New Savannah River Terminal

Georgia already has its sights set on the next strategy after completion of the Savannah River Harbor Project. By Foundation Editor Mike Klein.

Benita Dodd on “This Week in Blairsville” / WJRB Radio

Foundation Vice President Benita Dodd recently recorded three programs of "This Week in Blairsville" with WJRB radio host Patrick Malone. Click to listen!

Video: Opportunity and Attainment of the American Dream

"I work in an area that is all about opportunity and attainment of the American Dream," says Lisa Kelly, co-founder and President of the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program. Kelly spoke passionately about school choice at our 2014 Foundation Annual Dinner.

Goldwater Institute Scholar Explains Balanced Budget Amendment

Goldwater Institute constitutional scholar Nick Dranias explained the Contract for America balanced budget constitutional amendment approach at the Policy Foundation's February 26 Leadership Breakfast. This post includes our YouTube Channel video.

Fostering Better Care of Georgia’s Children

For a child who is being abused and neglected every day, every hour, every minute counts.

What Do Y’all Do?

Google Analytics reveals one of our most popular Web site pages is ...

Georgia Should Maintain its Leadership in Charity Care

Regardless of Georgia’s decision on Medicaid expansion, hundreds of thousands of Georgians will remain uninsured.

Event: Making the Case for a Balanced Budget Amendment

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT February 3, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or

Discover the Case for the Compact for a Balanced Budget Amendment

Atlanta – Are you tired of out-of-control federal spending? Join the…

Government Role in Long-Term Care: It’s Getting Old

The single biggest expense senior citizens face is long-term care.

Nelson Mandela: Pragmatism that Saved a Nation

Nelson Mandela passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at age 95. Mandela carved out a legacy quite unlike anyone else in the 20th and early 21 Centuries, first as the face and voice of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, then as its elected President when apartheid was abolished and in his later years, as the recognized heart and soul of his nation. Georgia Public Policy Foundation VP Benita Dodd was born and raised in South Africa during apartheid. She offers these thoughts on his remarkable life and legacy.

The Minimum Wage

Here’s a good video as well as some good information on the impact of minimum wage increases here from our friends at the Foundation for Economic Education.

When Government Goes Off Course

A man who wanted an opportunity to succeed is no match for a government "too big to fail."

Government Transparency

What if … Every citizen could track every dollar of federal, state or local government spending, every contract, every real estate deal and every travel expense?

What if … Citizens in every Georgia community could use their local knowledge to track…

State Property Leases Could Get a New Lease on Life

Few Georgia voters are even aware of Amendment No. 2 on the Nov. 6 ballot, which would allow the state to enter multi-year property lease agreements.

Talk of ‘Fair Share’ Distracts from Focus on Fair Opportunity

New Census Bureau data ranks Georgia’s poverty rate as third highest in the nation. Combined with the state’s next-to-last ranking in personal income growth over the last decade, this is cause for concern.

Seven Principles of Sound Public Policy

By Lawrence W. Reed The following contains excerpts from a speech given by Larry Reed, an adjunct scholar with the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and president of the Midland, Michigan-based Mackinac Center for Public Policy, to the Economic Club of Detroit…

Are Georgia’s OPEB Liabilities a Problem?

By Allen Buckley

The media often reports about the funding problems of state and local pension plans, such as the plans maintained by Illinois, California and New Jersey. Georgia’s pension plans have also received significant press as well, although most of…