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Cut GA Taxes, Have Government Pay You! – By Joel Aaron Foster

What if I could show you that Georgia taxpayers could cut our income tax rate, cut our cost of living overall, raise our quality of life and bring more jobs and prosperity to Georgia simply by making a few bold moves to simplify our taxes? On Tax Day, individuals and families are familiar with the [...]

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Time To Restructure Testing – By Kelly McCutchen

May 22, 2014 J

Across Georgia, tension is in the air as 1.6 million students endure the annual ritual of end-of-year testing. Nervous students, parents and teachers feel the pressure: The efforts of an entire year hinge upon the performance at this one point in time. Without a doubt, testing has a vital and necessary role in education. Why [...]

Braves Deal Is A Wild Pitch – By Lance Lamberton

May 22, 2014 J

Most people believe that some taxation is necessary to pay for the necessary functions of government. Therein lies the rub: what are those functions? Is it to help pay for a new baseball stadium which exists for the sole purpose of entertainment? Is it to help underwrite the financial investment of a multi-billion dollar corporation [...]

AFP GA Weekly Newsletter – May 15th-May 24th, 2014

May 14, 2014

Read newsletter online HERE. One of the most powerful things you can do as a champion of prosperity is to take the opportunity to exercise your right to vote. This Tuesday, May 20th, is primary election day, where Georgia voters will get our chance to cull the field to determine the best candidates for important [...]

Why The Sun Isn’t Free – By Joel Aaron Foster

May 14, 2014 J

Georgia residents could see their energy rates go up as a result of two bills that will likely be revived in some form next session in the Georgia legislature. The two bills are: HB 874, The Solar Power Free-Market Financing and Property Rights Act of 2014 and HB 657, The Rural Georgia Economic Recovery and [...]

The Politics of Electricity Use – By Jim Clarkson

May 13, 2014 J

Prior to the oil shocks of the 1970s, energy was just another input in the management of capital, labor and other operating costs. Trade offs were made between energy costs and capital spent to increase efficiency. During the natural turnover of capital equipment, energy efficiency improved along with productivity, quality and waste reduction. Effective energy [...]