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Friday Facts

Friday Facts: March 24, 2017

It’s Friday!  Quotes of note “It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.” – Voltaire “A good judge doesn’t give a whit about politics or the political implications of his or her decision.” – Neil Gorsuch “I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.” – Thomas Jefferson  Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price met this week in Washington with Foundation President Kelly McCutchen and several state think… View Article

Friday Facts: March 17, 2017

It’s Friday!  Traffic is picking up in the reversible I-75 South Metro Express Toll lanes. This photograph was taken southbound, out of Metro Atlanta, on the afternoon of February 24. Given the condition the general purpose lanes, Friday afternoon traffic won’t be this sparse for much longer! Events March 23: The deadline is Tuesday to sign up for the Foundation’s March Leadership Breakfast, “Capitol Insight,” with keynote speaker Lynn Westmoreland, who retired recently after six terms as a Congressman from Georgia. Cobb County’s Georgian Club, 8 a.m. $30. Information and registration here. Quotes of note “One single object … [will merit] the endless gratitude of the society: that of restraining the judges from usurping legislation.” – Thomas Jefferson, View Article

Friday Facts: March 10, 2017

It’s Friday!  Condolences  Dudley Rochelle Carter, who served as a board member for the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, passed away on March 4 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s syndrome. We were honored to have her counsel and support and offer our sincere condolences to her family, friends and colleagues.  This screenshot captured this week shows 14 online viewers of the live streaming video at a House committee hearing as Larry Williams, president of the Technology Association of Georgia, testifies. Senate committee hearings are not streamed, as Benita Dodd points out in today’s commentary on Sunshine Week. Joe Rogers Sr., the founder of Waffle House, died March 3 at age 97. The son of a railway crane… View Article

Friday Facts: March 3, 2017

It’s Friday!  Have you visited our social media sites lately? The Foundation has 3,185 Facebook “likes!” Our Twitter account has 1,719 followers at twitter.com/gppf. Follow us on Instagram, too!  Events March 23: Register now to attend the Foundation’s March Leadership Breakfast, “Capitol Insight,” with keynote speaker Lynn Westmoreland, who retired recently after six terms as a Congressman from Georgia. Cobb County’s Georgian Club, 8 a.m. $30. Information and registration here. Quotes of note “All too will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will, to be rightful, must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal laws must protect,… View Article

Friday Facts: February 24, 2017

It’s Friday!  Events **Late-breaking Friday Fact!!! March 23: Mark your calendar!  The Foundation’s March Leadership Breakfast will be keynoted by former U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia, who served six terms in Congress before announcing his retirement in 2016. Details to follow. March 23-24: The Heartland Institute hosts the 12th International Conference on Climate Change at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C. The theme of the two-day conference is “Resetting U.S. Climate Policy.” Georgia Public Policy Foundation President Kelly McCutchen (rear) was at the White House this month, where he and representatives of sister think tanks met with White House officials to discuss health care reform. Quotes of noteCosts can be concealed but not… View Article

Friday Facts: February 17, 2017

It’s Friday!  Events  February 22: Register by MONDAY to join the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and the Institute for Justice for, “Bottleneckers,” Wednesday’s Leadership Breakfast and Book Forum with Dick Carpenter, co-author of, “Bottleneckers: Gaming the Government for Power and Private Profit.” Cobb County’s Georgian Club, 8 a.m. $30. C-SPAN BookTV will be recording this event. Information and registration here. March 23-24: The Heartland Institute hosts the 12th International Conference on Climate Change at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C. The theme of the two-day conference is “Resetting U.S. Climate Policy.” Quotes of note “[U]nlike much of the Left, most conservatives handle despair like mature adults. Most obviously, we didn’t riot. In fact,… View Article

Friday Facts: February 10, 2017

It’s Friday! Events  Happy birthday, Georgia! Georgia Day is February 12. Today and Saturday are rare opportunities to visit the Georgia Archives in Morrow to view Georgia’s copy of the Declaration of Independence and Royal Charter, which created the colony in 1733. They are among the state’s precious documents kept in a high-security vault at the Georgia Archives, where a constant temperature and humidity are maintained to ensure their long-term survival. Public viewing is limited to mitigate fading and deterioration. The Georgia Archives is at 5800 Jonesboro Road in Morrow. Find out more here. February 22: Register by February 20 to join the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and the Institute for Justice for a Leadership Breakfast and… View Article

Friday Facts: February 3, 2017

It’s Friday!  Events  February 22: Register by February 20 to join the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and the Institute for Justice for a Leadership Breakfast and Book Forum with Dick Carpenter, co-author of, “Bottleneckers: Gaming the Government for Power and Private Profit.” Cobb County’s Georgian Club, 8 a.m. $30. Information and registration here. Super Bowl Fever has struck Georgia, and this sign at Juke Joint in Downtown Atlanta is no exception ahead of Sunday’s game between the Falcons and the other team. (Go, Falcons!) Quotes of note “Indeed, a judge who likes every result he reaches is very likely a bad judge, reaching for results he prefers rather than those the law compels.” – Neil Gorsuch  “We… View Article

Friday Facts: January 27, 2017

It’s Friday!  Events  Yellow school choice scarves were everywhere as the Foundation and friends celebrated National School Choice Week Thursday in Atlanta! This week is National School Choice Week, and the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast on Thursday was among a record-breaking 21,392 taking place across all 50 states to champion choice in education. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal joined more than 600 elected officials – governors, mayors and county leaders – in issuing a proclamation to declare January 22-28 School Choice Week. Foundation Senior Fellow Ben Scafidi unveiled his study, “Balancing the Books,” which found the state Department of Education website underreports public school spending by billions of dollars. Read the news release here; see photos of the… View Article

Friday Facts: January 20, 2017

It’s Friday! Events January 26: January 24 is the deadline to register for the National School Choice Week Leadership Breakfast keynoted by education expert Dr. Ben Scafidi. He will unveil his study on the real numbers of Georgia’s public school spending and staffing. The topic is, “National School Week: Where’s The Money?” Cobb County’s Georgian Club, 8 a.m. $30. Information and registration here. February 22: Join the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and the Institute for Justice for a Leadership Breakfast and Book Forum with Dick Carpenter, co-author of, “Bottleneckers: Gaming the Government for Power and Private Profit.” Cobb County’s Georgian Club, 8 a.m. $30. Information and registration here. Quotes of note “Happily… View Article

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