Regulatory excess takes a toll on taxpayers and results in bloated and unnecessary government. Millions of dollars could be saved by considering technological and contemporary efficiencies, not to mention unnecessary regulations – business licensing requirements, occupational licensing requirements and auto emissions regulations, to name a few.

2018 Forum Focuses on Georgia’s Imminent Challenges

Policy experts take on education, health care, criminal justice and pensions.

So What Does a Think Tank Do?

Think-tanks aim to fill the gap between academia and policymaking. Are think tanks of benefit to you? Can they assist you in deciding what you think?

Council’s Misdemeanor Bail Reform Proposals

A summary of the misdemeanor bail reform findings and recommendations from the February 2018 Report of the Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform (pages 25-39).

By Sophia Strickland

The Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform’s 2018 report delivered to Gov. Nathan Deal…

AJC Quotes Foundation in Article on Public Housing Rents

Proposed HUD reforms have locals worried and wondering.
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Federal Prison Reform Initiative Informed by Georgia Successes

By Doug Collins

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins

Georgians value justice. My father was a State Trooper for 31 years, and he helped me understand that an effective criminal justice system elevates human dignity by punishing wrongdoing, protecting victims and rehabilitating…

Criminal Justice Reform Council A Blueprint for Georgia

By Kyle Wingfield

Lots of things die at the end of a legislative session: bills, constitutional amendments, one’s faith in humanity (just kidding about that last one – mostly).

Some of what doesn’t survive is not to be regretted; some is. Rarely…

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Sunshine Week 2018 Shines a Light on Ongoing Need for Transparency

Sunshine Week highlights government transparency and access to public information.

Pension Solvency and Public Education: The Case for Reforming Georgia Teacher Pensions

This event was held on February 20, 2018 and featured a panel with Len Gilroy, Senior Managing Director of the Pension Integrity Project and  Director of Government Reform at Reason Foundation, and Georgia State Rep. Chuck Martin (R-Alpharetta), Chairman of the…

News Release: Foundation Hosts Event on Teacher Pension Reform

News Release | For Immediate Release February 13, 2018 Contact: Benita Dodd  benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org (404-256-4050)

Foundation Hosts February 20 Event on Georgia Teacher Pension Reform

Atlanta – In 2017, Georgia’s budget included $223 million for the Teacher Retirement System to improve its financial security. This year, Governor Nathan…

Why Conservatives Should Support Criminal Justice Reform  

Prisons cannot be mere people warehouses.

Tax Reform Will Boost Economy, Clear the Way for Bigger Paychecks

When corporate taxes are cut, workers' wages rise.

News Release: Foundation Joins Coalition Applauding Tax Reform Framework

Coalition delivers letter of support for federal tax reform to Congress.

Foundation Joins Coalition Urging Pro-Growth Tax Reform

Coalition seeks federal tax code reform.

Working Toward Welfare Reform

Work requirements for able-bodied welfare recipients is a good thing.

Eyes In the Sky Over Sandy Springs?

By Russ Coker

The use of drones has exploded over the last several years, with the (mostly) flying robots so ubiquitous that it is easy to forget that even as recently 10 years ago, no consumer-grade versions of the devices were…

Return Insurance Regulation to the States

Let's reawaken the constitutional idea of federalism.

Legislature 2017 Misses Many Opportunities

Last-minute rush leaves behind important ideas. Again.

Georgia Has Opportunity to Set the Tone for Use of Drones

By Ross Coker

The popularity of consumer-grade multi-rotor or quadcopter devices, the unmanned aerial vehicles commonly referred to as “drones,” has skyrocketed over the last several years. While previously a niche product for aviation and remote controlled vehicle (“RC”) enthusiasts, the…

The Most Frightening Part of a Ghost Tour? The Licensing Requirements

By Ross Coker

If you or your family have ever taken a vacation to a locale rich in history and lore such as Charleston, S.C., or Savannah, you might have enjoyed the spooky entertainment of a ghost tour. In the event that…

Cures Act Creates New Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement

The Cures Act overturns a previous ruling by the IRS and DOL that precluded employers from using a defined contribution “HRA only” approach to subsidize their employees’ purchase of individual plans.