Video: Eric Cochling, Kyle Wingfield Dissect 2014 Legislature

Good enough on some levels but not good enough across-the-board. Eric Cochling and Kyle Wingfield talked about the 2014 Georgia General Assembly at our March Leadership Breakfast.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Jan. 13: Tough times needn’t defer fixes for the future here

“Tough times needn’t defer fixes for the future here”

The Final Breath From This Year’s General Assembly

By Mike Klein The final breath has  been drawn by this year’s Georgia General Assembly.  Here is what lawmakers did on seven issues that are closely tracked by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.  This article discusses state charter schools, digital learning, criminal justice and juvenile code reform, pension and tax reform and health care reform.  All of these will require more work going forward and in some cases, much more work starting soon. State Charter Schools This November voters will decide who got it right:  Lawmakers four years ago when … Continue Reading →

There Was Lots to Like About Deal’s State of the State Address

Governor Nathan Deal looked to the stars for guidance Tuesday evening as he delivered his second State of the State address before the General Assembly in Atlanta.  During a 42-minute address the Governor from Gainesville described his goal to achieve another world class medical college in Georgia, announced millions of new dollars for public education, threw a lifeline to former state commission charter schools and he put his stamp firmly onto corrections reform.  Before doing that, Deal turned to the stars. “Georgians have charged us to set a course for … Continue Reading →