Just 18% of U.S. households have enough liquid assets to cover the cost of a new car, The Wall Street Journal reports. It’s Friday! Events November 15: The agenda is online for the 2019 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum, which features nearly two dozen policy experts and leaders on issues affecting Georgia: education, healthcare, opportunity, regulation and transportation. Registration is $100 for the daylong event on Friday, November 15, at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly. The theme: “Wisdom, Justice, Mobility.” Read about it here; register here. Quotes of note “In proportion … Continue Reading →
Updates on energy and environment, education, and healthcare.
It’s Friday! Events September 18: Register by Monday to attend “License to Work,” a Foundation noon Policy Briefing Luncheon with the Georgians First Commission task force, focused on occupational licensing reforms. The Savannah Golf Club in Savannah. Register here. September 24: America’s Future Foundation and DonorTrust’s Novus Society seek to engage young professionals, entrepreneurs and philanthropists in the liberty movement. They host “Who Killed Civil Society?” a luncheon event in Atlanta featuring Howard Husock, vice president at the Manhattan Institute. $10. Information, registration here. September 26: “The Student-Loan Debt Dilemma” … Continue Reading →
Spam, scooters and school choice.
Autonomous driving, robot nurses and Atlanta’s wealth of surveillance cameras.
The middle class is shrinking?
Chronic loneliness, skipping vacation and ‘Medicare for All’
Southern ‘poverty,’ high-cost higher-ed, nebulous ‘character’ definitions
We provide a summary of Georgia laws taking effect July 1, 2019.
Registration is open for, “Pension Solvency and Public Education: The Case for Reforming Georgia Teacher Pensions,” an 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. This event is hosted by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation at Cobb County’s Georgian Club The speakers are 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 Georgia House Budget and Fiscal Oversight Committee. This Leadership Breakfast is open to the public. The deadline to … Continue Reading →
2017 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum ‘Wisdom, Justice, Transformation’ Date: Friday, October 13, 2017 Location: Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel and Convention Center 2450 Galleria Parkway; Atlanta, GA 30339 Time: 7:30-8 a.m. Coffee/Breakfast | 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Program Lunch included Register Now Here The entire event is open to the public, but registration is required. AGENDA 7:30 – 8:00 – Continental Breakfast 8:00 – 8:15 – Welcome 8:20 – 8:50 – Opening Presentation: Federal Tax Reform and What It Means for Georgia Jonathan Williams, Chief Economist and Vice President for the Center for State Fiscal Reform at the … Continue Reading →
Early Bird Rate Ends MONDAY for the GA Legislative Policy Forum!
Hurricane Irma and its aftermath. We hope you’re safe.
Stay safe as Hurricane Irma approaches.
Al Gore: Is the climate change activist practicing what he preaches?
It’s Friday! The Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s offices will be closed today as we attend the memorial service for Marcia Bryan Wade, wife of Foundation Board Chairman Rogers Wade. The service takes place today at Sandy Springs Chapel at 11 a.m., with visitation at 10 a.m. Marcia passed away on July 19, 2017. The couple, who met while students at the University of Georgia, had been married 54 years. Read the obituary here. Quotes of note “There is no happiness, there is no liberty, there is no enjoyment of life, … Continue Reading →
It’s Friday! Georgians in high places: Our congratulations to Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, former board member and board chair of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, on her appointment as head of the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Fitzgerald, an obstetrician and gynecologist, was commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health since 2011. Other Georgians holding top posts in the Trump administration include former Georgia Congressman Dr. Tom Price as Health and Human Services Secretary and former Governor Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture. Up next? Atlantan Christopher … Continue Reading →
Academia gone rogue, teachers without education degrees, upfront ER co-pays.
It’s Friday! Events February 22: Register by MONDAY to join the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and the Institute for Justice for, “Bottleneckers,” Wednesday’s Leadership Breakfast and Book Forum with Dick Carpenter, co-author of, “Bottleneckers: Gaming the Government for Power and Private Profit.” Cobb County’s Georgian Club, 8 a.m. $30. C-SPAN BookTV will be recording this event. Information and registration here. March 23-24: The Heartland Institute hosts the 12th International Conference on Climate Change at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C. The theme of the two-day conference is “Resetting U.S. Climate Policy.” Quotes … Continue Reading →
A neighborhood says no Waze.