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Friday Facts

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

Friday Facts: January 13, 2017

It’s Friday! Events  January 26: The National School Choice Week Leadership Breakfast is keynoted by education expert Dr. Ben Scafidi, who 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 hereFebruary 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 noteTo be upset by academic standards is to invest… View Article

Friday Facts: December 30, 2016

It’s Friday! It’s been a great 2016 and a game-changing 25 years for the Georgia Public Policy Foundation. Thank you for your moral and financial support, your input and your friendship. We wish you a 2017 filled with health, prosperity and happiness … and limited government!  Events  January 26, 2017: Typically the Foundation’s first event of the year, the National School Choice Week Leadership Breakfast is keynoted by education expert Dr. Ben Scafidi. The topic is, “National School Week: Where’s The Money?” Cobb County’s Georgian Club, 8 a.m. $30. Information and registration hereFebruary 22, 2017: Mark your calendar! Join the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and the Institute for Justice for a Leadership Breakfast and Book Forum with… View Article

Friday Facts: December 23, 2016

It’s Friday! In memoriam:  Our condolences to the friends, family and colleagues of Ed Noble, an Atlanta giant who passed away on Dec. 4 at age 88. A visionary who changed Atlanta retail, he developed Lenox Square, one of the first shopping malls in the United States. “Ed was a man of vision and courage,” said former Atlanta Mayor Sam Massell. Mr. Noble was a member of the original Board of Governors of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation. ‘Tis the season: The Georgian Club, where Foundation events are typically held through the year, displays a beautiful gingerbread replica of an affiliate club in the entrance lobby this month. In gratitude: The Georgia Public Policy Foundation depends on the… View Article

Friday Facts: December 16, 2016

It’s Friday! Events Dr. Michael H. Mescon, (seated, left) the recipient of the Foundation’s prestigious Freedom Award, is congratulated by keynote speaker John Stossel (center) of Fox Business Network and Dr. David Martin, who presented the Freedom Award at the Foundation’s 25th anniversary celebration on November 11. Did you attend our 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner and Freedom Award on November 11? Click here to view photographs from the event! January 26, 2017: Typically the Foundation’s first event of the year, the National School Choice Week Leadership Breakfast is keynoted by education expert Dr. Ben Scafidi. The topic is, “National School Week: Where’s The Money?” Cobb County’s Georgian Club, 8 a.m. $30. Information and registration hereQuotes View Article

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