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Friday Facts: August 21, 2020

It’s Friday! The 2020 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum enters its final week! Click on the links for information and registration for next week’s Zoom sessions: August 25 panel discussion: “Healthcare: The Diagnosis, The Prognosis” August 27 closing keynote speech: “A Constitution Conversation,” with Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold D. Melton. There is no charge to register, but participants must have an authenticated Zoom account. Read more here. The Forum’s theme is “Wisdom, Justice, Adaptation,” a play on the state motto: “Wisdom, Justice, Moderation.” The topics: Education; The Budget; Land … Continue Reading →

Recent Foundation Publications

The Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s 2020 publications are listed below by date of publication. Click on a link to read. Sign up here to be added to the Foundation’s media mailing list and receive news releases, commentaries and event updates and invitations. November 30: Study Finds Fiscal, Economic Benefits in Ga. Tax Credit Scholarships, by Georgia Public Policy Foundation. Georgia’s tax credit scholarship program saves state taxpayers millions of dollars and enhances educational attainment among scholarship students, according to a new study: An Analysis of the Fiscal and Economic Impact … Continue Reading →

No Reason to Call Off the Tax Cut Promised to Georgians  

By Kyle Wingfield Call it the Tale of the Uber Driver and the Farmer. No, they aren’t walking into a bar together or running an endurance race with a moral at the end. But they do offer a likely explanation for why Georgia’s tax revenues are lagging – and why legislators writing the budget need not lose too much sleep, or their nerve. Start with the Uber Driver, shorthand for anyone who has taken up working in the gig economy. Most rideshare drivers I’ve met have a similar story: They … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: September 20, 2019

Updates on energy and environment, education, and healthcare.

Friday Facts: August 30, 2019

Spam, scooters and school choice.

Friday Facts: August 23, 2019

Autonomous driving, robot nurses and Atlanta’s wealth of surveillance cameras.

Friday Facts: August 16, 2019

Middle class on Medicaid?

Friday Facts: August 2, 2019

The middle class is shrinking?

Friday Facts: July 19, 2019

Chronic loneliness, skipping vacation and ‘Medicare for All’

Friday Facts: July 12, 2019

Southern ‘poverty,’ high-cost higher-ed, nebulous ‘character’ definitions

Friday Facts: June 28, 2019

Save your seat, save some money with Early Bird registration!

Friday Facts: June 21, 2019

Wildlife comes to town, ride sharing services offer help to transit agencies and troubling criminal justice data.

Pause and Reflect on Our Hard-Won Freedom

Now is an especially important time to reflect on the sacrifices made by the greatest generation during World War II.

Friday Facts: May 31, 2019

Hurricanes and helium and healthcare, oh my!

2017 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum

  2017 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum ‘Wisdom, Justice, Transformation’ Date: Friday, October 13, 2017 Location: Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel and Convention Center 2450 Galleria Parkway; Atlanta, GA  30339 Time: 7:30-8 a.m. Coffee/Breakfast | 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Program Lunch included Register Now Here The entire event is open to the public, but registration is required. AGENDA 7:30 – 8:00 – Continental Breakfast 8:00 – 8:15 – Welcome 8:20 – 8:50 – Opening Presentation: Federal Tax Reform and What It Means for Georgia Jonathan Williams, Chief Economist and Vice President for the Center for State Fiscal Reform at the … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: September 22, 2017

Early Bird Rate Ends MONDAY for the GA Legislative Policy Forum!

Friday Facts: September 15, 2017

Hurricane Irma and its aftermath. We hope you’re safe.

Friday Facts: September 8, 2017

Stay safe as Hurricane Irma approaches.

Friday Facts: August 4, 2017

Al Gore: Is the climate change activist practicing what he preaches?

Friday Facts: July 28, 2017

It’s Friday!  The Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s offices will be closed today as we attend the memorial service for Marcia Bryan Wade, wife of Foundation Board Chairman Rogers Wade. The service takes place today at Sandy Springs Chapel at 11 a.m., with visitation at 10 a.m. Marcia passed away on July 19, 2017. The couple, who met while students at the University of Georgia, had been married 54 years. Read the obituary here. Quotes of note  “There is no happiness, there is no liberty, there is no enjoyment of life, … Continue Reading →