Friday Facts: September 13, 2019

It’s Friday! Events September 18: Register by Monday to attend “License to Work,” a Foundation noon Policy Briefing Luncheon with the Georgians First Commission task force, focused on occupational licensing reforms. The Savannah Golf Club in Savannah. Register here. September 24: America’s Future Foundation and DonorTrust’s Novus Society seek to engage young professionals, entrepreneurs and philanthropists in the liberty movement. They host “Who Killed Civil Society?” a luncheon event in Atlanta featuring Howard Husock, vice president at the Manhattan Institute. $10. Information, registration here. September 26: “The Student-Loan Debt Dilemma” … Continue Reading →

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: July 19, 2019

Chronic loneliness, skipping vacation and ‘Medicare for All’

Friday Facts: June 28, 2019

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

Laws Taking Effect July 1, 2019

We provide a summary of Georgia laws taking effect July 1, 2019.

Friday Facts: June 21, 2019

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

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 →

Two ways of looking at alternative health care reforms

A “Yes, if…” approach identifies concerns and seeks input of creative ideas and consensus solutions. It is a preferable approach for health care reform.

The Mother of All Slush Funds

By Ronald E. Bachman   Now that Congress is back in session and President Obama has spoken, Washington’s focus on the various health plans will intensify. But health legislation passing through Congress has nothing to do with health reform, or even health care. It is about raw political power.   Controlling $2.5 trillion with grants, awards and expanded federal bureaucracies is a winning combination for increasing government intrusion into citizens’ lives. Congress has proposed minimizing individual responsibility and maximizing central power in Washington. The power includes the ability to spend … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: March 14, 2014

It’s Friday!  Events  March 26: Join Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Kyle Wingfield and Eric Cochling, vice president of Policy Development at the Georgia Center for Opportunity, at the Foundation’s 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast, “Georgia Legislative Roundup.” The discussion at Cobb County’s Georgian Club will focus on the 2014 Georgia Legislative Session and the General Assembly’s business on tap for 2015. This event is open to the public and is $25 to attend: Find out more and register at www.georgiapolicy.org/?p=12276.   Quotes of Note  “[T]he first lesson to teach the poor man is … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: April 12, 2013

What are the biggest hurdles for new businesses? Find out in Friday Facts.

Friday Facts: March 29, 2012

A new product promises to turn the newest generation of mobile phones into multiprotocol toll transponders

Friday Facts: September 7, 2012

The fuel-saving technologies mandated by President Obama’s CAFE rule will boost car costs by around $3,000, pricing 7 million people out of the market.

Friday Facts: August 24, 2012

Want to know about charter schools local control and minority students? Click on the links in the Friday Facts!