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.

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.

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.

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.
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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?

IRS Forms, Instructions and Publications

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reforming Policing While Preserving Law Enforcement

There are good policies worth pursuing that will enhance accountability for law enforcement and judicial systems while respecting the difficult nature of the work required of these positions.

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.

COVID-19: Spanish Flu 2.0

The COVID-19 pandemic bears a striking resemblance to the Spanish flu epidemic that peaked in October 1918.

COVID-19 Waivers Can Begin the End of Regulatory Excess

Many of the executive orders Gov. Brian Kemp signed during the pandemic suspended or altered regulations only during the public health state of emergency. Having operated without them since the middle of March, it makes sense to consider how many are even necessary any longer.

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.

Federal Fix Can Help States and Encourage Work

Congress should revisit the hastily enacted $600 supplemental unemployment benefit.
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Simple Change in Law Can Save Georgia Taxpayers Over $80 Million

Dedicate Georgia’s Early Intervention Program (EIP) funds to EIP services and require all local systems to follow state guidelines when classifying students as EIP.