Costly rail and municipal broadband, school choice successes,
It’s Friday! Then and Now: In 1991, the year the Georgia Public Policy Foundation was established, a 26-inch RCA color console TV would have cost $1,166.72 in today’s dollars. Today, $1,199 would buy you a 55-inch ultra-HD TV! Quotes of Note “All these smaller cities investing billions into rail had better hope their projections of massive benefits come true, because all too soon the rebuild bill will start coming due. If you don’t believe me, just ask Washington.” – Aaron M. Renn “Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender … Continue Reading →
The Foundation has received numerous compliments after Kelly McCutchen’s March 18 commentary about the state tax reform legislation that passed the Senate March 16. One comment came from CPA Jeff Kellar: With Florida and Tennessee not having an individual income tax, and Alabama’s rate of 5 percent, Georgia should continue to move in a more competitive direction. One additional measure the state could employ to assist and encourage small business, would be to eliminate the Net Worth Tax on small business corporations. (Tennessee imposes a “Hall” tax on certain interest and dividend income). … Continue Reading →
Florida moves ahead, Georgia stands still on civil asset forfeiture.
Registration is open for, “At the Inter$ection of Education and Aging,” an 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast on Thursday, March 10, 2016. Hosted by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation at Cobb County’s Georgian Club, the event speaker is Dr. Matt Ladner, Senior Advisor for the Foundation for Excellence in Education. Ladner will unveil his original research and analysis on the demographic challenges facing state education budgets, including Georgia’s, and strategies for substantially improving the academic quality of the state’s K-12 schools at a price taxpayers can afford. Dr. Matthew Ladner is the Senior Advisor … Continue Reading →
Georgia tax cut proposals are aimed at keeping pace with North Carolina, one of Georgia’s chief jobs competitors.
The price of gasoline, a chance at Georgia tax reform, and why bus service declines
Kelly McCutchen calls tax-reform proposal fair.
Baby Boomer Retirement, Student Enrollment Growth and the Future of Georgia Education.
Common sense and the Constitution prevail in lawsuit challenging Georgia’s tuition tax credit scholarships.
Wednesday’s breakfast fell in the middle of “School Choice Week” in Georgia, during which more than 400 events are scheduled across the state in observance of it.
It’s Friday! Then and Now Did you know? In 1991, the year the Georgia Public Policy Foundation was established, there were 7.5 million cellphone users across the nation. One year later, the number surpassed 10 million and the first commercial text message was sent. This year, smartphone users in the United States are expected to surpass 207.2 million; by 2015, text messages were at 169.3 billion a year in the United States! It’s why we’ll be launching our new Web site soon! Events February 17: Register now for, “Georgia Criminal … Continue Reading →
When it comes to charitable giving, Americans are No. 1!
Free the Beer; A Streetcar still struggling; upcoming events
“Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.” – Benjamin Franklin
Join the Foundation January 27, 2016 at our event celebrating National School Choice Week!
Atlanta Streetcar, craft brewery regulations and unwarranted accusations.
Benita Dodd moderates a panel on energy and environment issues at the Heartland Institute Emerging Issues South Forum in Nashville.
All you need to know about student-based budgeting for Georgia.
The Affordable Care Act: Many can’t afford premiums.