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: March 7, 2014

The new SAT appears to bear some strong similarities to the Common Core State Standards.

Friday Facts: February 28, 2014

It’s not just company employees whose hours are being cut because of the unaffordability of the Affordable Care Act

Checking Up On Health: February 25, 2014

The numbers game continues with ObamaCare.

Friday Facts: February 21, 2014

Just how ready are Georgians for tax reform?

Checking Up On Health: February 18, 2014

Test-tube lungs, doctors and technology, and what’s in a name.

Friday Facts: February 7, 2014

Health care coverage for the uninsured: Is Medicaid expansion the answer?

Friday Facts: January 24, 2014

How do you know Georgians like school choice?

Checking Up On Health: January 21, 2014

Health care costs, ObamaCare alternatives, Medicaid expansion, closing rural hospitals and more.

Friday Facts: January 17, 2014

Does transit use cause a decrease in congestion?

Friday Facts: January 10, 2014

How does Georgia rank on K-12 student achievement?

Foundation Announces 2 New Board of Trustees Members

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release November 26, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Foundation Announces 2 New Board of Trustees Members Atlanta – The Georgia Public Policy Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of two Georgians to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, Macon residents Roy H. Fickling and Robert F. “Robbo” Hatcher. “The Georgia Public Policy Foundation is an independent, non-partisan think tank that tackles public policy with the goal of improving the lives of all Georgians,” said Kelly McCutchen, President and CEO … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: November 22, 2013

  November 22, 2013  It’s Friday! It’s nearing year’s end, and we’d like to remind you: The Georgia Public Policy Foundation and the Friday Facts, our most popular product, exist thanks to your support and contributions. Please help us continue “Changing Georgia Policy, Changing Georgians’ Lives,” with your tax-deductible end-of-year contribution at http://tinyurl.com/3y27zfm. You know we’re getting under their skin: We’re sporting another feather in our cap after the Foundation earned a personal mention on MSNBC from a doyenne of Big Government, Rachel Maddow. Maddow, whose syndicated talk radio program … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: November 8, 2013

How does Atlanta rank on congestion and water use? Not as poorly as you might think!

Checking Up On Health: November 5: 2013

Too much or too little sleep can be harmful to your health. How much sleep is enough?

Friday Facts: November 1, 2013

Who’s paying the taxes?

News Release: Mayor Reed, Tear Down This Fence!

By installing a fence, the city of Atlanta is thumbing its nose at numerous court rulings.

Friday Facts: October 4, 2013

  October 4, 2013 It’s Friday! Six reasons to sign up for the Georgia Legislative Policy Forum TODAY: 6. Justice for all. When’s the last time you had a discussion with a Supreme Court justice? Bring your best questions for Justice David Nahmias and test his jurisprudence. 5. One billion dollars. That’s the estimated savings every year if Georgia if were to adopt a new patient-centered model for Medicaid. Find out how. 4. Inspiration. Moise Brutus lost three limbs and almost lost his life in a wreck three years ago. … Continue Reading →

Register for Georgia Legislative Policy Forum

EVENT REMINDER October 1, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Countdown to 4th Annual Ga. Legislative Policy Forum! Atlanta – In just 10 days, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and the Conservative Policy Leadership Institute will host the fourth annual Georgia Legislative Policy Forum, a daylong event on Friday, October 11 that will bring national and state policy experts to the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel to discuss free-market solutions to Georgia’s challenges. Go to http://tinyurl.com/lma9kpt to register to attend the event. The only forum of its kind in … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: September 27, 2013

North Carolina’s recent tax code overhaul is expected to move the Tar Heel State from 44th to 17th place in the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index.