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Friday Facts

Friday Facts: February 17th, 2012

It’s Friday! Events Monday is the deadline to register for the Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast on Wednesday, February 22, at 8 a.m. Rod S. Martin, co-founder of PayPal and an education philanthropist, keynotes the event at the Georgian Club. The topic is, “Education, Entrepreneurship, and How Technology is Transforming the World by Transforming Both.” The cost is $25 to attend this event. For more information and to register, go to http://tinyurl.com/7qabyqr. Quotes of note – “Are you willing to spend time studying the issues, making yourself aware, and then conveying that information to family and friends? Will you resist the temptation to get a government handout for your community? Realize that the doctor’s fight against socialized medicine… View Article

Friday Facts: February 10th, 2012

It’s Friday! Events February 22: Rod S. Martin, a founder of PayPal and education philanthropist, keynotes the Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast at 8 a.m. Wednesday, February 22, at the Georgian Club. The topic is, “Education, Entrepreneurship, and How Technology is Transforming the World by Transforming Both.” The cost is $25 to attend this event. Register by Monday, February 20. For more information and to register, go to http://tinyurl.com/7qabyqr.  Listen to one of America’s foremost experts on tax policy, the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Director of Tax Policy Jonathan Williams, co-author of “Rich States, Poor States.” The event is sponsored by Americans For Prosperity on February 16 at noon across the street from the… View Article

Friday Facts: February 3rd, 2012

It’s Friday! Events This Monday, February 6 at 3:00 p.m. we will be co-hosting the former leader of Greenpeace and CASEnergy Co-Chair, Dr. Patrick Moore, live at our new headquarters as he presents “An Update on the Nuclear Renaissance,” a talk broadcast live on the Internet about the future of nuclear energy in the United States. Look in the calendar section of our Web site Monday for instructions on how to watch the broadcast. – February 22: Rod S. Martin, a founder of PayPal and education philanthropist, keynotes the Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast at 8 a.m. Wednesday, February 22, at the Georgian Club. The topic is, “Education, Entrepreneurship, and How Technology is Transforming the World by Transforming Both.”… View Article

Friday Facts: January 27th, 2012

It’s Friday! Quotes of note – “If we simply throw low-risk offenders into prison, rather than holding them accountable for their wrongdoing and addressing the source of their criminal behavior, they merely become hardened criminals who are more likely to re-offend when they are released.” – Georgia Chief Justice Carol Hunstein – “If Congress imposed a 100 percent tax, taking all earnings above $250,000 per year (the top 2 percent of income earners), it would yield the princely sum of $1.4 trillion. That would keep the government running for 141 days”  Walter Williams – “Be not intimidated, therefore, by any terrors, from publishing with the utmost freedom, whatever can be warranted by the laws of your country; nor… View Article

Friday Facts: January 20th, 2012

It’s Friday! – Monday is the deadline to register for, “Breaking Down Barriers to High Quality Education in Georgia,” the Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 25, to celebrate National School Choice Week. The panel discussion and breakfast at Cobb County’s Georgian Club features Lisa Kelly, president of the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program; Dean Alford, president and chief executive officer of Allied Energy Services, and Lisa Gillis, president of Integrated Educational Strategies. The event will cost $25 to attend. Register by Monday athttp://tinyurl.com/7ldaqnk. Quotes of note – “Censorship is contagious, and experience with this culture of regulation teaches us that regulatory enthusiasts herald each new medium of communications as another opportunity to spread… View Article

Friday Facts: January 13th, 2012

It’s Friday! Events – Register now to celebrate National School Choice Week with, “Breaking Down Barriers to High Quality Education in Georgia” the Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 25, at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. The panel discussion features Lisa Kelly, president of the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program; Dean Alford, president and chief executive officer of Allied Energy Services, and Lisa Gillis, president of Integrated Educational Strategies. The event will cost $25 to attend. Register by Monday, January 23, at http://tinyurl.com/7ldaqnk. Quotes of note – “The public welfare demands that constitutional cases must be decided according to the terms of the Constitution itself, and not according to judges’ views of fairness, reasonableness, or justice.”… View Article

Friday Facts: January 6th, 2012

It’s Friday! Events – Correction: Please note the correct link to registration for the Foundation’s first event of 2012 is http://tinyurl.com/7ldaqnk. It was incorrect in the invitation distributed this week. – Celebrating National School Choice Week, “Breaking Down Barriers to High Quality Education in Georgia” is the topic of the Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 25, at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. The panel discussion features Lisa Kelly, president of the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program; Dean Alford, president and chief executive officer of Allied Energy Services, and Lisa Gillis, president of Integrated Educational Strategies. The event will cost $25 to attend. Register by Monday, January 23, at http://tinyurl.com/7ldaqnk. Quotes of note – “It… View Article

Friday Facts: December 30th, 2011

It’s Friday! Events – Registration is now open for the Foundation’s first event of 2012. Celebrating National School Choice Week, “Breaking Down Barriers to High Quality Education in Georgia” is the topic of the Leadership Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 25, at Cobb Country’s Georgian Club. The panel discussion features Lisa Kelly, president of the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program; Dean Alford, president and chief executive officer of Allied Energy Services, and Lisa Gillis, president of Integrated Educational Strategies. The event will cost $25 to attend. Register by Monday, January 23, at http://tinyurl.com/cjtrzye. If you haven’t made your end-of-year contribution to the Foundation yet, there’s still time for you to demonstrate your support for smaller government by lowering your View Article

Friday Facts: December 23rd, 2011

It’s Friday! I want to take this opportunity to thank you for reading the Friday Facts. Our staff (no, it’s not just me even though I get to sign it!) works hard every week scouring a tremendous amount of information to bring you the best of the best on Friday mornings. And if you want more than the Friday Facts once a week, “Like” our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/GeorgiaPolicy, where you can access daily similar posts from the Foundation. We celebrated our 20th anniversary in 2011. It was a wonderful opportunity to thank our founder, Hank McCamish, for his vision and belief that if you give Georgians access to the truth they will make the right decisions. As you… View Article

Friday Facts: December 16th, 2011

It’s Friday! – This year, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation celebrated 20 years of policy over politics in Georgia. As we move into 2012, we appreciate the crucial contributions of our members and supporters in our successes of 2011. There’s still an opportunity to demonstrate your support for smaller government: Lower your tax bill! Your end-of-year contribution to the Foundation is tax-deductible. The Foundation is chartered under federal law as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donate by the end of the year: Go tohttp://tinyurl.com/3y27zfm. – Stocking stuffer ideas: Please your liberty-minded friends at Christmas and help the Georgia Public Policy Foundation. The Foundation has been promised the proceeds from a book co-authored by Georgia Congressman Tom Price, “Saving View Article

Thank you for the great work that the Public Policy Foundation is doing across our state setting a wonderful example. I first ran for the Senate in 1994, and the Foundation was that resource I called upon to be a great help to me as we were articulating positions and formulating public policy initiatives. We appreciate very much your leadership and all that you stand for.

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