Regulation, regulation, regulation.
Regulation, transportation, criminal justice reform and more.
Ross Coker’s focus at the Foundation will be criminal justice reform.
The price of gasoline, a chance at Georgia tax reform, and why bus service declines
What the Foundation told the EPA Thursday about the Clean Power Plan, and more.
The potential buses have with express toll lanes.
Find out the good, the bad and the ugly states on civil asset forfeiture.
April 15 is coming up; get the facts on taxes.
How many countries have a higher corporate tax rate than the USA?
Where does Georgia rank on tax rates?
Health care coverage for the uninsured: Is Medicaid expansion the answer?
Oxycodone and oxymorons: Government efficiency does not appear to exist when it comes to drug abuse prevention and treatment programs
Lagging achievement and enrollment in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education in the United States is and will be one of the larger issues facing our domestic ability to fill manufacturing job opportunities.
What are the odds you’ll keep your employer-sponsored health plan?
“Tough times needn’t defer fixes for the future here”
Under ObamaCare, 30 million people are expected to remain uninsured. What happens to them?
By Mike Klein One challenge in almost every policy discussion is how to make the numbers mean something. So, let’s hope these numbers mean something. The annual cost to fully incarcerate someone in Georgia’s juvenile detention system is $98,000 per bed, more than five times greater than adult prison system per person costs. On the other hand, the state share is about $4,300 per pupil in the K-12 public school system. One is an investment in the future. The other is simply shocking. “Where is that money going? Where is … Continue Reading →
By Mike Klein Governor Nathan Deal signed criminal justice reform legislation Wednesday, triggering the most aggressive rebranding of the state’s approach to criminal perpetrators in several decades. But one question that needs to be resolved is who’s responsible for making sure this all happens? It sounds like the answer begins with the Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform whose work provided the structure for Georgia’s new law. Governor Deal signed House Bill 1176 during an upbeat signing ceremony just below the north steps at the State Capitol in Atlanta. Answering … Continue Reading →
By Mike Klein Georgia criminal justice reform has passed both chambers but the House would need to agree to substitute legislation because the Senate added seven amendments when it passed the bill 51-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Two other floor amendments failed and two were withdrawn. None of the amendments dramatically change Georgia’s most sweeping criminal justice reform since a generation of do the crime, do the time laws were passed some twenty years ago. Governor Nathan Deal made criminal justice reform a major priority during his first State of the … Continue Reading →
by Mike Klein Georgia General Assembly sessions usually move at NASCAR speed into the final few days but some of the highest profile pieces are finished before next week’s final three days. Thursday afternoon the Senate unanimously approved tax reform and the House passed criminal justice reform. The tax reform bill is ready for Governor Nathan Deal’s signature. The Senate must vote on criminal justice and that is expected on Monday. The Senate approved tax reform 54-0. The House approved criminal justice reform 164-1 but the single no vote later … Continue Reading →