The Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s goal for this Guide to the Issues is to provide a compilation of commonsense policies upon which Georgia’s elected officials can base laws, ordinances, rules and regulations without fear of partisan influence. The policies proposed are based on facts and the principles of limited government, individual responsibility and free enterprise. They support an approach that reinforces policy over politics.
Our motto is “Changing Georgia Policy, Changing Georgians Lives” – for the better. Since the Foundation was established in 1991, many Guide to the Issues proposals have been embraced and codified. You may not see the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s “fingerprints,” but – as the saying goes –“There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he does not mind who gets the credit.”
Each issue chapter includes the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s principles for reform, facts on the issue, background information and, in most cases, specific recommendations that provide positive solutions to the state’s challenges
Why a guide to the issues?
Candidates for office are often motivated to run for election based on a single issue, such as dissatisfaction with their child’s education. But while a candidate who is a teacher, for example, may be familiar with education issues, he or she may need background information and sound policy proposals on tax, criminal justice and transportation reforms. The Guide to the Issues is intended to serve as a resource, informing candidates by providing an overview of major upcoming issues as well as offering informed decisions from a limited government perspective.
Likewise, this Guide to the Issues can help inform voters who wish to know facts about issues facing fellow Georgians and possible solutions to Georgia’s challenges.