For more than a decade, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s Georgia Legislative Policy Forum has sought to tackle the most pressing issues of the day in the state. This year is no different.
With the resurgence in COVID-19 cases because of the contagious “delta” variant, some states may be mulling reintroducing restrictions. Instead of jumping to react, however, states should be sure to take into consideration the economic and public health data from the first lockdown.
Opportunities exist for philanthropic partnerships with government and private-sector programs that facilitate homeownership.
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.
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.
If anything, the current fiscal distress facing the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia highlights the need for a comprehensive approach to adjusting TRS assumptions, funding policy, and plan design elements.
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.
The Foundation has compiled a list of policy proposals as the state of Georgia copes with the uncertainties surrounding the novel coronavirus.
In a year of landmark policy successes, the 2019 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum was a reminder of how far Georgia has come and how much Georgians have to be grateful for.
Fair housing policy should protect Americans from discrimination when purchasing or renting a home – but it also means making sure they can afford that home.
An annual, international analysis ranks Georgia sixth in the nation for economic freedom, up one position from last year.
In total, roughly 20 states have initiated some form of red tape cutting effort in recent years.
Georgia falls short in many aspects of occupational licensing, and the Georgians First Commission may be just what the state needs to spearhead improvement.
Most experts agree that recent federal tax reforms will put pressure on high tax states to either reduce taxes or continue to lose residents fleeing to lower tax states.
A new report offers ways Georgia can utilize waivers to lower healthcare costs, improve access to better insurance options, restore the primacy of the doctor-patient relationship, and ultimately blaze a trail for other states to follow.
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