Friday Facts: July 29, 2016

Regulation, transportation, criminal justice reform and more.

Friday Facts: July 22, 2016

ObamaCare a losing proposition for insurance companies.

News Release: Attorney Ross Coker Joins Georgia Public Policy Foundation

Ross Coker’s focus at the Foundation will be criminal justice reform.

Friday Facts: July 15, 2016

It’s Friday! Then and Now: In 1991, when the Georgia Public Policy Foundation was established, we urged in the LaGrange Daily News: “We must free parents to choose the school their child will attend. It should be obvious that parents, not government, know what is best for their children.” Twenty-five years later, resistance to school choice continues. Follow us! The Foundation is just eight shy of 3,000 Facebook “likes!” Our Twitter account has 1,641 followers at twitter.com/gppf. Follow us on Instagram, too! Guide to the Issues 2016: Find out what … Continue Reading →

Free-Market Groups Denounce Intimidation by Senate Democrats

We hear you. Your threat is clear: There is a heavy and inconvenient cost to disagreeing with you.

Friday Facts: July 8, 2016

A federal agency is requiring “voluntary payments.”

Friday Facts: July 1, 2016

We wish you a wonderful Independence Day weekend!

Friday Facts: June 24, 2017

Medicaid expansion, Atlanta Streetcar and regulatory hurdles.

Rome’s Free Clinic: Community Taking Charge

Low-income, uninsured Georgians often have no primary care physician and are unable to afford to visit one.

Friday Facts: June 17, 2016

Happy 25th birthday charter schools, 2017 health insurance costs, Medicare delays

Friday Facts: June 3, 2016

Georgia schools graded, 10 years ago in our archives, license to kill jobs.

Friday Facts: May 27, 2016

Transit planning, toll lanes, school choice and more.

Friday Facts: May 20, 2016

School choice works, the cost of red tape, our archives 10 years ago.

Friday Facts: May 13, 2016

Great news on the environment, ObamaCare’s woes, stadiums and taxpayers.

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 →