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GET BUZZ’D AT THE STATE CAPITOL

GET BUZZ’D AT THE STATE CAPITOL

A focus on the state legislature and the policies effecting Georgian’s everyday life.  Buzz Brockway, VP of Policy, is in downtown Atlanta at the state Capitol building, and walks us through the the last day or sine die of the legislative session.   Our state...

Educating our educators on Senate Bill 47

Educating our educators on Senate Bill 47

We have some great news to share! Lawmakers in the Georgia House are likely to take up Senate Bill 47 as soon as today. SB47 makes vital improvements and updates to the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an important...

Aidan’s story: How a private school saved a young man’s life

Aidan’s story: How a private school saved a young man’s life

“Every day was truly a dark day.” That’s how Tiffany Pearce describes life during the hardest weeks of trying to care for her son, Aidan. Diagnosed with bipolar with mania, on top of an earlier diagnosis of autism and sensory integration disorder, Aidan couldn’t do...

Drive-Thru Job Fair Comes to Gwinnett

Drive-Thru Job Fair Comes to Gwinnett

Drive-Thru Job Fair Comes to Gwinnett  The current pandemic has made a massive impact on America’s workforce and wreaked havoc on certain business sectors. While we’re beginning to see a dip in the number of active COVID-19 cases around the country, parts of the...

Get Buzz’d At the state Capitol

Get Buzz’d At the state Capitol

A focus on the state legislature and the policies effecting Georgian's everyday life.  Buzz Brockway, VP of Policy, is in downtown Atlanta at the state Capitol building, and walks us through the proposed changes to The Special Needs Scholarship,...

Many Special Needs Students Have Struggled with Virtual Classes

Many Special Needs Students Have Struggled with Virtual Classes

For some students virtual classes during the past year have been fine. Some have even thrived. But for many special needs students, it has not gone well, as a parent tells the Georgia Center for Opportunity: A virtual classroom worked fine for Jennifer’s two older...

Buzz Brockway is a Guest on the Erick Erickson Show | WSB 95.5

Buzz Brockway is a Guest on the Erick Erickson Show | WSB 95.5

On March 4, 2021 Buzz Brockway, VP of Policy, was a featured guest on WSB 99.5's Erick Erickson Show to discuss legislation (HB 60) that would allow parents and students more education options. Unfortunately, HB 60 will not come to fruition this year, but we're not...

Key GCO priority bills make crossover deadline

Key GCO priority bills make crossover deadline

The Georgia legislative session is halfway over, and already we’ve made some important progress in breaking down barriers to work and expanding opportunity for all Georgians. We reached a key legislative mark on March 8: The crossover deadline. That means that any...

Benefiting Low-Wage Workers without Minimum Wage Laws

Benefiting Low-Wage Workers without Minimum Wage Laws

Strategies to help everyone If it is a bad idea to raise the minimum wage, or even have a minimum wage law to begin with, where does this leave the low-wage worker? We already examined the empirical evidence showing that minimum wage laws reduce employment among the...

Why the Minimum Wage is Bad News for Small Business

Why the Minimum Wage is Bad News for Small Business

Why that’s bad for everyone else, and how raising costs can have disastrous economic consequences. In a prior blog, I explained how empirical research supports the side of the debate asserting negative consequences due to minimum wage laws. Now we’ll look under the...

Magnifying Positivity

Magnifying Positivity

Maginifying Positivity My husband and I only had her in our care for two-weeks. She is a seven-year-old full of spunk and sass at the same time!  We adore that about her and looked forward to providing some stability and positivity in her life for the time she spent...

Let’s Take Politics Out of Healthcare

Let’s Take Politics Out of Healthcare

The federal government’s surprise move against Georgia In a raw political move, the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) removed the approval of Georgia’s Pathways to Coverage, labeling the program as “pending.”  Despite the fact that the COVID-19...

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Lawrenceville organization gets money for coronavirus help | AJC

A Gwinnett County resource to help residents struggling through the coronavirus pandemic just got a boost in funding. The Lawrenceville Response Center, which opened last April, this month received more than half a million dollars in additional funding, including...

Broadband expansion gives Gov. Kemp rural toehold | 11ALIVE

  Internet access in rural areas has been a problem for years – the pandemic only magnified the challenges. The issue could make or break Kemp's re-election next year... "It's tied directly into economic development," said former state Rep. Buzz Brockway, who now...

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Increasing Access to Quality Healthcare for Low-Income Uninsured Georgians

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