Tag: Georgia Legislature

Good enough on some levels but not good enough across-the-board. That was their analysis of the 2014 General Assembly from Eric Cochling and Kyle Wingfield at our sold-out policy breakfast on Wednesday, March 26.  Cochling is vice president of public policy at the Georgia Center for Opportunity and Wingfield is the conservative voice on The Atlanta Journal-Constitution editorial pages. “You saw a lot of excitement about certain ideas whether it was welfare reform or new school choice concepts coming through that made it through a chamber with vast majorities voting in favor of it but then it goes on to die in the other chamber,” Cochling said.  “I would characterize the session as some positive things happened but many missed… View Article
GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT March 11, 2014 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Register Now to Attend ‘Georgia Legislative Roundup,’ on March 26 Atlanta – Join Eric Cochling, vice president of Policy Development at the Georgia Center for Opportunity, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Kyle Wingfield at the Foundation’s 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast, “Georgia Legislative Roundup,” on Wednesday, March 26, at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. The discussion will focus on the 2014 Georgia Legislative Session and the General Assembly’s business on tap for 2015, including reforms in education choice and funding, pension reform, transportation funding, Medicaid expansion, tax reform, tort reform, criminal justice, and foster care. This event is open to the public and is $25 to attend. Register… View Article

Short Session Shouldn’t Keep Legislators From Reforms

By KELLY McCUTCHEN Their sights may be set on the looming election season and campaigns, but a reluctance to rock the boat is no reason for Georgia legislators to keep 2014’s short legislative session in the doldrums when there are opportunities to move forward on policy in Georgia. With the exception of criminal justice, Georgia has left public policy innovation to states like Florida, Indiana and Louisiana. With income tax, pension and major education funding reforms pushed to 2015, tort reform could be the issue that puts Georgia in the national spotlight. Sen. Brandon Beach’s Patient Injury Act would eliminate medical malpractice litigation. Democrats and Republicans alike acknowledge shortfalls in the current medical malpractice system. For the poor and middle… View Article

The Georgia Public Policy Foundation has hit another homerun with its Guide to the Issues. This is must reading for anyone interested in public policy in Georgia, and it is an outstanding road map for conservative, common sense solutions to our challengers of today and tomorrow.

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