One of the benchmarks of economic freedom is protection of property rights under the rule of law. Under current GA civil forfeiture law, one wonders if the property rights of Georgians are being circumvented by a few law enforcement entities that “police for profit” and whether citizens are presumed guilty until proven innocent. AFPGA supports [...]
Property Rights Issues
There may be things happening on your property that you aren’t aware of and, yes, they are disturbing. Currently, if you own property in one of a number of Georgia counties, you may be paying for things on your property tax bill that aren’t related to property taxes. House Bill 159 aims to clear up [...]
In American politics and government we’ve come to expect a certain amount of hypocrisy, but the Georgia Municipal Association is truly charting new territory with their recent legislative action alert. On the one hand they are strenuously advocating for a streamlined permitting process for much needed municipal infrastructure projects, while on the other hand they [...]
Parents Perspective: Status Quo Education Equals Income Discrimination – By Jaredd Simons (Activist)
[img_assist|nid=26633|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=133|height=150]I am a 34 year old parent and live in Kennesaw. I have a 4 year old son who lives with his mother in Covington. I wouldnt consider us single parents, since we are both actively involved in the raising of our son. Usually I call us split parents. As my signature below indicates, I work as an actuary in the health insurance industry, and I am working toward gaining my credentials.
Another View of GA Charter Schools Report – By Kelly McCutchen, Mark Peevy, Dr Ben Scafidi & Dr Eric Wearne
[img_assist|nid=26446|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=150]Last year, the Georgia Supreme Court closed the Georgia Charter Schools Commission and gave local school boards exclusive control over public education in Georgia. Now legislators are debating whether the state should be able to authorize start-up charter schools and whether the state should have any role in education other than writing checks to school boards.
Georgia parents clearly want start-up charter schools: Last year more than 5,000 students were on waiting lists to attend the states few start-up charter schools. This may be why an overwhelming majority of the Legislature wants to change the state Constitution to make these start-up charter schools a viable option for Georgia families.