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The Labyrinth of Housing Affordability

Opportunities exist for philanthropic partnerships with government and private-sector programs that facilitate homeownership.

Tests are Crucial to Measure Students’ Learning

Students need to learn, and teachers need to know if students are learning. How do we know if that’s happening? By giving tests.

Atlanta Transportation Plan

What does Georgia need to do to increase mobility and reduce congestion? A six-step plan offers solutions that can significantly improvement the statewide transportation network.
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This Labor Day, A Tribute to Work

The problem of joblessness – whether by design or circumstance – is not just about the money, despite the mindset of those who game the system. It’s also about the role model that a gainfully employed person represents.

Contracting Out Transit Can Drive Quality, Cost Improvements

The large, blank checks often given to mass transit agencies do not create effective transit networks for the people most in need of transit services.

IRS Forms, Instructions and Publications

This organized, summary information explains the differences between popular forms, instructions, and publications involved in paying taxes.

Arresting Law Enforcement Abuses Begins with Police Unions

By Noelle Du Bois 

“If he is faithful to his union, he may have to be unfaithful to the public.” –  President Franklin Roosevelt

The death of George Floyd ignited outrage across America once video emerged of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin…

Education Options Offer Hope to Struggling Students

For parents striving for a quality education for their children, it is maddening to see their children not getting the education they deserve.

U.S. Internal Revenue Service

The Internal Revenue Service is the nation's tax collection agency and administers the Internal Revenue Code enacted by Congress.

Ingenuity, Innovation Illuminate Georgia’s Back-to-School Path

Despite the choices available to many, ultimately, the vast majority of Georgia’s families are waiting for their children to return to local public schools and brick-and-mortar classrooms.

Landmark Montana Case Advances Education Options

There are now two ways of defeating legal challenges to Student Scholarship Organization (SSO) programs whose beneficiaries include students attending religious schools.

Rich States, Poor States

Rich States, Poor States examines the latest movements in state economic growth. The data ranks the economic outlook of states using fifteen equally weighted policy variables, including various tax rates, regulatory burdens and labor policies.
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Education Options are Varied and Available

How do you ensure every child thrives and succeeds – academically, socially and emotionally – without endangering students or staff as health officials tackle the public health crisis?

Gwinnett’s Billion-Dollar Transit Boondoggle

The plan to extend MARTA into Gwinnett and build a new station at Jimmy Carter Boulevard does nothing to address travel between cities in Gwinnett or to adjacent counties other than Fulton and DeKalb.

US Census Bureau – State Government Finance Data

The Annual Survey of State Government Finances provides a comprehensive summary of the annual survey findings for state governments, as well as data for individual states.

When Will the Legislature Break Up with Tax Breaks?

To be fair, some tax subsidies can be justified. But if taxes are higher than they would otherwise be, that leaves less income available for people to spend on other activities that also create jobs.

Legislature Acts to Increase Transparency in Drug Pricing

Due to their sheer size and central role in the supply chain, pharmacy benefit managers are responsible not only for the price of the drugs that health plan participants receive, but often which drugs they get.

Georgia Department of Revenue Annual Statistical Reports

The mission of the Department of Revenue is to administer the tax laws of the State of Georgia fairly and efficiently in order to promote public confidence and compliance, while providing excellent customer service.

Foundation Adapts, With 2020’s Georgia Legislative Policy Forum on Zoom

Instead of surrendering to COVID-19, the 2020 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum will adapt: It will be hosted on Zoom as a series of FREE weekly webinar beginning July 15, 2020, with the opening keynote by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

GEFA: A Growing Obstacle to Private Efficiency

The original goal was for GEFA to be the lender of last resort for local governments with less than perfect credit ratings and lack of access to the private financial markets. Since its inception, however, GEFA rapidly surpassed its original mission.