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: 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.

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: June 28, 2013

Oil and natural gas were to run out in 1990 and 1992, respectively; today, reserves of both are larger than they were in 1970, although we consume dramatically more.

Land Bank Bail-Outs: How State Government
Corrupts the Private Market

The purpose of land banks is to get properties back into productive use — if officials are having difficulty selling vacant property, a lower price should be offered to all potential buyers.

The Texas Model for Prosperity

How the American Dream is Fueling Economic Growth By Bill Peacock  Back in the depths of the Great Recession, Texas became the target of liberal commentators across the nation, just as the Lone Star State was in the midst of creating more new jobs than the rest of the nation combined. The New York Times’ Paul Krugman led the chorus claiming, “the Texas miracle is a myth, and … offers no useful lessons on how to restore national full employment.” Of course, it wasn’t the new jobs they minded: it … Continue Reading →

A New Model for Local Governance

Today, apart from police and firefighters, the city of Sandy Springs has fewer than 10 employees, including the city manager, the city clerk, court clerk and finance director.

Friday Facts: June 7, 2013

Where does Georgia rank in the nation on state debt per capita?

AJC’s Kyle Wingfield Cites Foundation in Transportation Column

Columnist Kyle Wingfield of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution cited the Georgia Public Policy Foundation in his May 2, 2013 column on a regional approach to transportation

Friday Facts: April 26, 2013

Oxycodone and oxymorons: Government efficiency does not appear to exist when it comes to drug abuse prevention and treatment programs

Friday Facts: April 19, 2013

The first long-term study of the impact of school vouchers reveals their impact

Register Now for Annual Dinner with WSJ’s Stephen Moore

FOUNDATION EVENT REMINDER March 18, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org  Register Now to Attend Foundation Annual Dinner with WSJ’s Stephen Moore Atlanta – Have you reserved your seat yet? The deadline is Wednesday, March 20, to reserve your seat to attend the Georgia Public Policy Foundation Annual Dinner on Wednesday evening, March 27th, at the Cobb Galleria Ballroom. The keynote speaker is The Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Moore,, a national champion of free enterprise, limited government and personal responsibility. Moore joined The Wall Street Journal as a … Continue Reading →

WSJ’s Stephen Moore Keynotes Foundation Annual Dinner

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT INVITATION March 4, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Moore Keynotes Foundation Annual Dinner Atlanta – Reserve your seat today for the Georgia Public Policy Foundation Annual Dinner on Wednesday evening, March 27th, at the Cobb Galleria Ballroom. The keynote speaker is Stephen Moore of The Wall Street Journal, a national champion of free enterprise, limited government and personal responsibility. Moore joined The Wall Street Journal as a member of the editorial board and senior economics writer in 2005 … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: March 1, 2013

California is weighing how to avoid a looming electricity crisis that could be brought on by its growing reliance on wind and solar power, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Friday Facts: February 8, 2013

What are the odds you’ll keep your employer-sponsored health plan?

Friday Facts: February 1, 2013

Georgia law enforcement agencies seize millions of dollars in assets every year from people who are never even charged with, much less convicted of, a crime.

Checking Up On Health: January 29, 2013

More money for small companies’ biotech R&D, less money for ObamaCare ‘cost savings,’ overworked physicians and more.

Friday Facts: January 25, 2012

What’s with the woobies? National School Choice Week 2013 begins today.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jan. 15: ‘ “Bed tax” plan: practical solution or cop-out?’

Foundation President Kelly McCutchen is quoted in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Georgia’s hospital “bed tax.”