Atlanta Business Chronicle Quotes Foundation on Streetcar

Foundation Vice President Benita Dodd comments on the streetcar development, calling it a waste of money.

Friday Facts: April 11, 2014

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

7 Reasons U.S. Infrastructure Projects Cost Way More Than They Should

Federal transportation priorities aren’t solely about transportation.

Friday Facts: March 28, 2014

How effective is the ACA individual mandate?

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

Friday Facts: February 14, 2014

How realistic is the CBO’s estimate on the loss of full-time jobs as a result of ObamaCare?

Friday Facts: February 7, 2014

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

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 →

Trains Have Limited Value in Contemporary, Urban Transit

To many in the transit business – that is, people who seek to profit from the development and growth of buses, trains and streetcars – Southern California is often seen as a paradise lost, a former bastion of streetcar lines that crossed the region and sparked much of its early development. Today, billions are being spent to revive the region’s transit legacy. But is using a 19th Century technology to solve a 21st Century idea really a smart idea?, asks author Joel Kotkin, Executive Editor of NewGeography.Com in this article provided to the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.

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: September 13, 2013

Is more spending leading to better student achievement?

Friday Facts: September 6, 2013

Investors.com has a growing list of the companies cutting staff and hours because they can’t afford the Affordable Care Act.

Friday Facts: August 23, 2013

Federal government-wide, the time spent on paperwork documenting onerous regulations adds up to 10.3 billion hours.

Friday Facts: August 9, 2013

Lake Oconee Academy’s test scores rank it as the state’s top-performing public charter school and Georgia’s third highest performing public elementary school.

Friday Facts: August 2, 2013

“In complete contradiction to every promise made by the President with regard to the [law], insurance companies in Georgia have filed rate plans increasing health insurance rates up to 198 percent for some individuals.”

Foundation’s Aug. 28 Event Focuses on Transportation

Join the Georgia Public Policy Foundation on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at the Georgian Club for a noon Policy Briefing Luncheon keynoted by Foundation Senior Fellow Baruch Feigenbaum, “Georgia Transportation: The Next Frontier.”

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?

August 28 Event Focuses on ‘Georgia Transportation: The Next Frontier’

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT July 17, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org August 28 Event Focuses on ‘Georgia Transportation: The Next Frontier’ Atlanta – You are invited to join the Georgia Public Policy Foundation on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at the Georgian Club for a noon Policy Briefing Luncheon keynoted by Foundation Senior Fellow Baruch Feigenbaum, “Georgia Transportation: The Next Frontier.” Feigenbaum, a metro Atlanta resident and Transportation Policy Analyst at the Reason Foundation, will unveil his new study, “Reducing Traffic Congestion and Increasing Mobility in Atlanta: … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: July 12, 2013

July 12, 2013  It’s Friday!  The Legacy of Hank McCamish On June 30 Georgia lost a great leader and a great man. Henry F. “Hank” McCamish Jr. was born and raised in Greenwood, SC, but after graduating from Georgia Tech in 1950 he never left Georgia.    A successful career as an entrepreneur allowed him to become a generous philanthropist. His leadership and gifts impacted countless charitable organizations and his guidance and mentorship influenced countless lives. Hank founded the Georgia Public Policy Foundation on October 29, 1991. He had two simple instructions: … Continue Reading →