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.

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.

Technology Can Trump Tough Love

Sometimes, efforts to legislate and regulate turn ordinary Americans into lawbreakers or foundering pariahs.

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

When corporate taxes are cut, workers' wages rise.

Marsy’s Law of Unintended Consequences

Proceed cautiously with a victims' rights amendment.

News Release: Foundation President McCutchen Stepping Down at Year’s End

After nearly 25 years, Foundation CEO is accepting a new position.

A Thanksgiving to be Grateful for Leaders with Integrity

By Benita M. Dodd

Tim Huelskamp, speaking at the 2017 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum, told attendees, “I spent six years in Washington and it’s still the same today: The real action, the real opportunities for growth and actually reinvigorating…

Feeding on Problems: From World Hunger to Abundance

By Harold Brown

Harold Brown, Senior Fellow, Georgia Public Policy Foundation

Remember when India was a poster-country for overpopulation and starvation? In just one sign, The New York Times carried more than 100 articles per year from 1965 to…

News Release: Foundation Joins Coalition Applauding Tax Reform Framework

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

The Unintended Consequences of Trade Protectionism

By Jeffrey Dorfman

Jeffrey Dorfman

The International Trade Commission has ruled that imported solar panels from China and other countries were injuring U.S. manufacturers, which will provide President Trump with the opportunity to impose tariffs in order to protect American solar panel…

Burying Power Lines: A Shocking Cost

The Marietta Daily Journal of September 27, 2017 published a letter to the editor in the midst of recovery from recent hurricanes that downed power lines and prompted calls for utilities to bury the lines. The letter writer raised some…

Commonsense Recommendations for SPLOST Reform in Georgia

By Ron Sifen and Benita M. Dodd

Georgia’s Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) is an optional 1 percent county sales tax used to fund local capital projects for a county and participating municipalities. Thirty-two years after lawmakers passed the…

Foundation Joins Coalition Urging Pro-Growth Tax Reform

Coalition seeks federal tax code reform.

Certificate of Need: A Blunt Instrument for a Fiscal Problem

The problem and the solution are funding, not regulation.

Reading is Fundamental to American Liberty

By Gerard Robinson

“Reading is fundamental” was a popular slogan when I was an elementary student in Los Angeles during the 1970s. Today, parents, teachers and tutors stress the importance of literacy to public, private, home and virtual school students. Reading…

Kicking the Deadly Opioid Abuse Habit

By Megan May

Drug overdoses, mainly opioid-affiliated, have surged in the United States in recent years. According to recent health data, deaths from drug overdose will soon surpass the number of deaths due to motor vehicle accidents each year in Georgia.…

Working Toward Welfare Reform

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