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Friday Facts: March 6, 2015

How do low energy prices affect Georgia?

Friday Facts: September 26, 2014

Self-driving cars could soon be in Fayette County.

Friday Facts: September 12, 2014

The state’s education spending has changed with the economy, not because of politics.

Friday Facts: August 8, 2014

How many of the uninsured will avoid penalties and fines because of exemptions to the Affordable Care Act?

Friday Facts: July 11, 2014

A Georgia-based organization proposes affordable health care solutions for uninsured Georgians.

Friday Facts: June 13, 2014

You’ve heard of POTUS, FLOTUS and SCOTUS. Now there’s WOTUS.

Friday Facts: May 30, 2014

It’s Friday!  Quotes of Note  “There is no surer way to misread any document than to read it literally. … As nearly as we can, we must put ourselves in the place of those who uttered the words, and try to divine how they would have dealt with the unforeseen situation; and, although their words are by far the most decisive evidence of what they would have done, they are by no means final.” – Judge Learned Hand “It’s not what you say, it’s what people hear.” – Frank Luntz … Continue Reading →

Remembering the Importance of Celebrating American Heroes

A while back in our American experience heroes mattered. On this Memorial Day weekend take a moment to celebrate the heroes in your life. By Foundation Editor Mike Klein.

Friday Facts: May 16, 2014

Mass transit: 1 percent of the travel. What share of the Federal Highway Trust Fund?

Friday Facts: May 9, 2014

Where’s Georgia’s top barbecue?

Friday Facts: April 25, 2014

It’s Friday!  Events  May 7: ‘Concierge Care for the Little Guy,” is the topic at the Foundation’s 8.a.m. Leadership Breakfast at the Cobb Galleria Centre. The keynote speaker is Dr. Lee Gross, co-founder of Epiphany Health, a Direct Primary Care company. He will explain how individuals can afford coverage and care. This event is open to the public and is $25 to attend. Register by Monday, May 5, 2014, online at http://bit.ly/1gRToJZ. Health Care Forum May 7: At its May 7-9 Forum at the Galleria Centre, the Institute for Healthcare … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: April 18, 2014

It’s Friday!  Generosity I: Georgia ranks second only to Utah in the percentage of income given to charity, according to the latest “Generosity Index” report of U.S. states and Canadian provinces from the Fraser Institute.   Generosity II: In light of the previous post … Do you enjoy the Friday Facts? If so, we’d like you to remind you of the fine print at the bottom of every edition of the Friday Facts: “FRIDAY FACTS is made possible by the generosity of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s donors. If you enjoy … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: March 28, 2014

How effective is the ACA individual mandate?

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 →

Article V Constitutional Amendment Momentum Grows

Legislators are considering several bills that would ensure Georgia is there if a Constitutional Convention is called for a single purpose to compel the federal government to operate within a balanced budget. By Mike Klein

What We’re Watching at the Capitol

Updates on criminal justice reform and foster care at the State Capitol

Foster Care Reform Bill on Senate Hearing Calendar Today

Brittany Jean and Crystal Williams sat in a State Capitol hearing room last week listening to a discussion about whether Georgia should expand the role of foster care private providers. Then they had their chance to talk about what it’s really like growing up as foster care teenagers. By Mike Klein

‘Icemageddon’ Will Delay Civil Forfeiture Reform Bill in House

“Icemageddon” might delay until next week House consideration of civil forfeiture legislation but when the bill is announced, do not expect to find Georgia sheriffs applauding from the rafters.
By Mike Klein

Friday Facts: February 7, 2014

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

Civil Forfeiture Reform Bill Moves Ahead With Key Amendments

The House Judiciary committee will conduct its first and likely only hearing on civil forfeiture reform Thursday afternoon with passage of HB 1 widely anticipated. Several amendments passed in a subcommittee hearing Wednesday afternoon. By Mike Klein