Georgia Public Policy Foundation
Changing Georgia Policy, Changing Georgians' Lives
Since 1991
Issues

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General

General

Our goal is to promote public  policies to improve the lives of all Georgians. One area of focus is to ensure that everyone has an equal economic opportunity for success.
Education

Education

Education is often called the "great equalizer." Now more than ever, it is critical that all of our children are given access to a quality education. One of the exciting new areas of education is digital learning. For some examples, click here . Recent...
Environment

Environment

The goal of our Environmental Initiative is to study long-term trends in environmental quality and explore how markets, property rights, local action and private initiative can improve environmental conditions. Our work is based upon the following basic...
Adult and Juvenile Justice

Adult and Juvenile Justice

Georgia has a great opportunity to be "smart on crime" to reduce the crime rate, reduce recidivism and save taxpayer dollars. Having passed sweeping criminal justice legislation in 2012, asset forfeiture and juvenile justice reform top the list for 2013. Principles: 1....
Government Reform

Government Reform

Government reform should focus on increasing transparency and accountability, increasing economic opportunity and making Georgia a leading state for entrepreneurship and innovation.
Health Care

Health Care

Health care is the single biggest issue facing government at all levels. Georgia has been a leader in consumer driven health plans, encouraging tax equity and promoting transparency in cost and quality information for consumers. Medical malpractice reform...
Legal Reform

Legal Reform

Despite being a pro-business state, Georgia's legal environment lags behind many states. Georgia should focus on medical malpractice reform as the first step in moving us toward a more effective, efficient and fair legal system. Patients' Compensation...
Regulation

Regulation

Regulation can be very damaging to economic growth, particularly since it has a disproportionate impact on small businesses. - How Dodd-Frank Price Controls Are Hurting Georgia's Economy: Commentary | Study | Video
Spending

Spending

Although tax policy receives more media coverage, government spending is the most important factor to watch. Our nation was built on the concept of limited government, and government's tendency is to grow unless it is constrained. Fiscal Overview
Taxes

Taxes

While the tax reform of 2012 positioned our traditional industries to be very competitive nationally and internationally, Georgia must focus now on building upon its strong entrepreneurial spirit, strong research universities and high tech leadership...
Transportation

Transportation

Traffic congestion, while inconvenient, is a sign of a thriving economy. Georgia must focus its transportation planning on increasing mobility for individuals and building upon the success of our ports and our international airport.
Welfare Reform

Welfare Reform

Reduce unnecessary new entries to welfare rolls and strengthen work requirements Strengthen support services through reinvestment of savings Minimize “returns” to welfare Focus on aiding hardship cases Encourage public-private partnerships ...
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