Friday Facts: May 6, 2016

Right to Try, the teen birthrate and the federal regulatory burden.

Friday Facts: April 29, 2016

Public transportation criminal justice reform and the health care disconnect.

Friday Facts: April 15, 2016

It’s Friday! Then and Now: In 1991, the year the Georgia Public Policy Foundation was established, Savannah’s new Talmadge Bridge opened to traffic, with a vertical clearance of 185 feet at high tide. The Savannah harbor deepening project under way will increase the channel’s depth from 42 feet to 47 feet to accommodate larger ships at what is now the nation’s fourth-busiest container port. Quotes of Note  “It is not and cannot become a crime to disagree with a government official. Somewhere along the line, dissent from orthodoxy has transformed … Continue Reading →

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Friday Facts: April 8, 2016

Costly rail and municipal broadband, school choice successes,

Friday Facts: March 25, 2016

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 →

CPA, Readers Hail Georgia Tax Reform Plan

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 →

Friday Facts: March 11, 2016

Florida moves ahead, Georgia stands still on civil asset forfeiture.

Atlanta Business Chronicle Quotes McCutchen on Ga. Tax Reform Bill

Georgia tax cut proposals are aimed at keeping pace with North Carolina, one of Georgia’s chief jobs competitors.

Friday Facts: February 26, 2016

The price of gasoline, a chance at Georgia tax reform, and why bus service declines

AJC Quotes Kelly McCutchen on Tax Reform Proposal

Kelly McCutchen calls tax-reform proposal fair.

March 10 Event: ‘At the Inter$ection of Education and Aging’

Baby Boomer Retirement, Student Enrollment Growth and the Future of Georgia Education.

Friday Facts: February 12, 2016

Common sense and the Constitution prevail in lawsuit challenging Georgia’s tuition tax credit scholarships.

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Friday Facts: January 29, 2016

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 →

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Friday Facts: January 22, 2016

When it comes to charitable giving, Americans are No. 1!

Friday Facts January 15, 2016

Free the Beer; A Streetcar still struggling; upcoming events

Friday Facts: January 8, 2016

“Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.” – Benjamin Franklin

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Celebrate National School Choice Week at Jan. 27 Event

Join the Foundation January 27, 2016 at our event celebrating National School Choice Week!

Friday Facts: December 11, 2015

Atlanta Streetcar, craft brewery regulations and unwarranted accusations.

Energy discussion at Heartland’s Emerging Issues Forum

Benita Dodd moderates a panel on energy and environment issues at the Heartland Institute Emerging Issues South Forum in Nashville.

The Case for K-12 Student-Based Budgeting in Georgia

All you need to know about student-based budgeting for Georgia.