Friday Facts: June 3, 2016

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

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 →

Friday Facts: April 10, 2015

April 15 is coming up; get the facts on taxes.

Friday Facts: April 3, 2015

When is Georgia’s Tax Freedom Day?

Friday Facts: November 14, 2014

How many countries have a higher corporate tax rate than the USA?

Friday Facts: September 12, 2014

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

GPPF Friday Facts: August 1, 2014

How are streetcar projects doing around the nation?

Friday Facts: April 11, 2014

The cost of the Falcons’ new stadium, the cost of regulation on infrastructure and the risky power grid.

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: January 17, 2014

Does transit use cause a decrease in congestion?

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!

Friday Facts: November 1, 2013

Who’s paying the taxes?

Friday Facts: July 26, 2013

How many states will have income tax rates lower than Georgia’s now that North Carolina’s Gov. Pat McCrory has signed tax reform legislation?

Friday Facts: April 5, 2013

Tax Freedom Day cometh, but five days later than 2012!

Friday Facts: January 18, 2013

Should Georgia pursue a state-based health exchange or expand Medicaid?

Friday Facts: December 7, 2012

In the 1970s, when the top rate on wage and salary income was 50 % and 70% on investment income, high earners spent much of their time and energy seeking tax shelters, Michael Barone points out.

Friday Facts: September 21, 2012

About 1.95 million Georgians out of 4,589,611 Georgians (42.5 percent) who filed returns didn’t pay federal taxes in 2010.

Tax Policy Center Analysis of Romney Plan Misses the Point

By William McBride The Tax Policy Center (TPC) has a new paper that claims Mitt Romney’s tax plan necessarily leads to lower taxes on high-income earners and higher taxes on everyone else: “Our major conclusion is that a revenue-neutral individual income tax change that incorporates the features Governor Romney has proposed – including reducing marginal tax rates substantially, eliminating the individual alternative minimum tax (AMT) and maintaining all tax breaks for saving and investment – would provide large tax cuts to high-income households, and increase the tax burdens on middle- and/or lower-income … Continue Reading →

Georgian Nominated for National Online Teacher of the Year

Congratulations!  Georgia Virtual School science department chair Asherrie Yisrael has been selected as a finalist for National Online Teacher of the Year.  The award has two sponsor organizations: the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL). Yisrael was named  2010 – 2011 Georgia Virtual School Teacher of the Year.  Her specialties are advanced placement physics, forensic science and physical science.  Georgia Virtual School (GAVS) is the state Department of Education online learning program resource.   It has about 10,000 students who select online courses … Continue Reading →