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 →
Updates on energy and environment, education, and healthcare.
Spam, scooters and school choice.
Autonomous driving, robot nurses and Atlanta’s wealth of surveillance cameras.
Middle class on Medicaid?
The middle class is shrinking?
Chronic loneliness, skipping vacation and ‘Medicare for All’
Southern ‘poverty,’ high-cost higher-ed, nebulous ‘character’ definitions
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Wildlife comes to town, ride sharing services offer help to transit agencies and troubling criminal justice data.
Now is an especially important time to reflect on the sacrifices made by the greatest generation during World War II.
Hurricanes and helium and healthcare, oh my!
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 →
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Hurricane Irma and its aftermath. We hope you’re safe.
Stay safe as Hurricane Irma approaches.
Al Gore: Is the climate change activist practicing what he preaches?
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 →
It’s Friday! Georgians in high places: Our congratulations to Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, former board member and board chair of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, on her appointment as head of the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Fitzgerald, an obstetrician and gynecologist, was commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health since 2011. Other Georgians holding top posts in the Trump administration include former Georgia Congressman Dr. Tom Price as Health and Human Services Secretary and former Governor Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture. Up next? Atlantan Christopher … Continue Reading →
Academia gone rogue, teachers without education degrees, upfront ER co-pays.