NEWS & OPINIONS
Eddie’s story: Moving from homelessness to a housing and a stable job
Fortunately, Eddie was able to get connected at a new job with the Marriott Hotel, where he’s happily employed and thriving.
Despite the fanfare, inflation is not conquered
In September, President Joe Biden prematurely declared victory over inflation as he held a celebration event over the party-line passage of the Inflation Reduction Act that required the Vice President of the United States to cast the deciding vote in the Senate.
We must rein in violent crime to help those who need economic opportunity
Businesses are moving out of cities and neighborhoods with rising crime rates. By abandoning these high-risk locations, these businesses take with them any job opportunities they provide to poorer residents.
GCO welcomes Josh Crawford as senior fellow focused on criminal justice reform
The Georgia Center for Opportunity (GCO) is excited to announce a new addition to our team! Josh Crawford joins us as senior fellow focused on criminal justice reform.
Inflation is still raging. Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan will only make it worse
While the latest monthly number, and the CPI reading from July, show that inflation has stalled, we’re not out of the woods yet.
Stress cracks in the labor market
Eberstadt points out that even in an environment with historically low unemployment, the truth is that millions of workers are missing from the labor force.
Georgia Center for Opportunity is the winner of the Bob Williams Award for Outstanding Policy Achievement
Georgia Center for Opportunity is the winner of the Bob Williams Award for Outstanding Policy Achievement.
Randy Hicks is the winner of the Thomas A. Roe Award
Randy Hicks is the winner of the Thomas A. Roe Award given by the State Policy Network.
Breakthrough Transforming Broken Relationships Into Flourishing Families
Breakthrough’s purpose was to allow us time together for a powerful discussion about family, community, young people, and relationships.
Q&A: Andre and Takara explain how GCO’s Elevate class changed their relationship
The couple was facing some challenges in their relationship, and Elevate turned out to be just what they needed.
Five reasons to celebrate the value of work on Labor Day
Even though the unemployment rate in the U.S. is at historic lows, the labor force participation rate has not caught up — indicating that millions of workers are absent from the workforce who could otherwise be working.
Southeast Gwinnett Co-Op: serving and enriching families in need
The Georgia Center for Opportunity has partnered with the co-op to offer Elevate, our relationship enrichment class, to the families it supports.
Competing proposals emerge to help Kentucky’s struggling juvenile justice centers
Kentucky’s troubled juvenile justice facilities have put a call on lawmakers to act. Democrats and Republicans have put out different approaches to curb troubled youth away from crime. Before the 2023 session started, lawmakers formed a work group to investigate the...
Two Columbus-based organizations offering FREE work-training program
Better Work Columbus and Asbury United Methodist Church are working together for the second year to offer free classes designed to remove the barriers that keep many people in Columbus without a job.
School choice in 2023: 10 states to watch
Millions of American children do not receive a quality education that sets them up for success. A good education leads to opportunity, but unfortunately, it’s out of reach for so many. All Americans, regardless of political leanings, believe their children deserve an...
Proposed bill would increase Georgia’s tax credit scholarship program cap
Proposed legislation would increase the cap on the state’s tax credit scholarship program a year after lawmakers raised it The proposed measure, House Bill 54, would increase the cap from $120 million annually to $200 million per year starting in 2024. The state’s tax...
Kentucky’s Juvenile Justice System
Renee Shaw and guests discuss Kentucky's juvenile justice system. Guests: State Sen. Whitney Westerfield (R-Fruit Hill); State Rep. Jason Nemes (R-Louisville); State Rep. Nima Kulkarni (D-Louisville); State Rep. Keturah Herron (D-Louisville); Terry Brooks, executive...
‘A Violent Start To The Year’: Murders Are Already Soaring In These Six Major Cities
Spates of deadly violence impacted several U.S. cities to start 2023, outpacing the same period in 2022, and experts variously called for proper police funding, community trust-building efforts and investment in at-risk youth in response.
School choice legislation is likely from Georgia lawmakers this session
Georgia lawmakers are almost certain to discuss school funding and even school choice legislation during this year’s legislative session. "Parents are demanding more options in education, spurred on by the seismic changes we’ve seen in K-12 schools during the...
Nonprofit says Georgians are still hurting from inflation
While the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers dropped 0.1% in December and the year-over-year inflation rate stands at 6.5%, a Georgia nonprofit says Peach State residents may not be feeling the good news. “We keep seeing positive headlines about the...