Category: Press Releases

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT March 11, 2014 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Register Now to Attend ‘Georgia Legislative Roundup,’ on March 26 Atlanta – Join Eric Cochling, vice president of Policy Development at the Georgia Center for Opportunity, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Kyle Wingfield at the Foundation’s 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast, “Georgia Legislative Roundup,” on Wednesday, March 26, at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. The discussion will focus on the 2014 Georgia Legislative Session and the General Assembly’s business on tap for 2015, including reforms in education choice and funding, pension reform, transportation funding, Medicaid expansion, tax reform, tort reform, criminal justice, and foster care. This event is open to the public and is $25 to attend. Register… View Article
Here is a selection of photos from our 2014 Annual Dinner!  What a great night we had celebrating with friends who’ve stood with us during 23 years of work to improve public policy in Georgia for everyone who lives here.  Thanks to our sponsors and friends whose support makes our work possible.  Thanks to our outstanding keynote speaker Daniel Garza, executive director of The LIBRE Initiative and former White House official during the President George W. Bush administration.  Thanks to our Great American Achievers who told their personal stories:  Sunny Park, Noel Khalil, Lisa Kelly and Anish Joseph.  Make sure to check our YouTube channel for videos which will be posted starting Monday, March 10.  And, we will be posting… View Article
Foundation’s March 5 Event Celebrates 23 Years in Georgia Atlanta – The Georgia Public Policy Foundation cordially invites you to attend the 2014 Annual Reception and Dinner, which begins at 6:30 p.m. on March 5, 2014, at the Galleria Centre in Cobb County. The Annual Reception and Dinner, which this year celebrates 23 years since the Foundation was established in Georgia, is our one fund-raising event each year. This is your opportunity to: Support the state’s only free-market public policy research organization Hear from prominent Georgians who seized opportunity and achieved the American Dream Learn how to expand the message of free markets, limited government and individual responsibility. The keynote speaker is Daniel Garza, executive director of the LIBRE Initiative View Article
GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release February 25, 2014 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Foundation Releases Study on Retirement Benefits Reform Unfunded Liabilities an Urgent, Growing Burden, Analysis Concludes Atlanta – Across the nation, cities and states are staring at a mountain of unfunded government pension and other employee benefits. For decades, public officials have freely doled out rich benefits to public employees, knowing the bill won’t be due until far in the future; what George Will describes as “‘IBG, YBG:’ I’ll be gone and you’ll be gone when the reckoning arrives.”   Reckoning is rapidly approaching for these governments and the taxpayers who fund them, according to a study released today by the Georgia Public… View Article

Upcoming Events: Balanced Budget Event; Annual Dinner

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION MEDIA ADVISORY February 20, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Foundation Announces 2 Upcoming Events Atlanta – The Georgia Public Policy Foundation is pleased to announce two upcoming events: The Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast at 8 a.m. on February 26 at Cobb County’s Galleria Centre, “The Case for the Compact for a Balanced Budget Amendment,” is keynoted by constitutional scholar Nick Dranias of the Goldwater Institute. This event is open to the public and is $25 to attend. Find out more at http://tinyurl.com/k55zeht; register online by Monday, February 24 at http://bit.ly/LewuTz. Media interested in attending please contact Benita Dodd. The Foundation’s 2014 Annual Reception and Dinner, keynoted by Daniel Garza View Article

Register for Feb. 26 Event on Balanced Budget Amendment

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT REMINDER February 18, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Register for Balanced Budget Amendment Event Atlanta –  Have you registered yet for the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s February 26 Leadership Breakfast? Are you tired of federal overspending? Attend, “The Case for the Compact for a Balanced Budget Amendment,” an 8 a.m. event at Cobb County’s Galleria Centre to find out how the states can rein in the federal budget. And Georgia can take the lead! Keynoted by constitutional scholar Nick Dranias of the Goldwater Institute, this event is open to the public and is $25 to attend. Dranias will discuss the non-partisan effort to promote and seek legislation by the states… View Article

Sign Up to Celebrate School Choice Week on Jan. 28

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT INVITATION January 21, 2014 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Attend ‘School Choice and Georgia: An Update,’ on Jan. 28 Atlanta – Have you signed up yet to attend the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s January 28 Leadership Breakfast celebrating National School Choice week? The 8 a.m. event, “School Choice and Georgia: An Update,” at Cobb County’s Georgian features a panel discussion with three of Georgia’s leading education experts: Jim Kelly and Ben Scafidi and Eric Wearne. The first 50 people to register for this event will receive their very own school choice woobie – and you can wear it to the School Choice Rally at the State Capitol that day! This event… View Article

Kelly McCutchen Joins GPEE Legislative Preview Panel

Georgia Public Policy Foundation President Kelly McCutchen discussed Georgia’s public education track record when he joined a Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education panel on Friday, January 10, in Atlanta.  McCutchen joined state legislators Rep. Brooks Coleman and Sen. Lindsey Tippins on GPEE’s 2014 legislative panel which was hosted at Georgia Public Broadcasting.  The panel discussed common core standards and state curriculum, federal and state public education funding, education local SPLOSTs, among several topics.  Watch coverage on the Foundation’s YouTube channel.… View Article

Celebrate Georgia School Choice Jan. 28

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT | January 7, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Celebrate School Choice Week with Georgia’s Top Education Experts Atlanta – Join the Georgia Public Policy Foundation on Tuesday, January 28 for “School Choice and Georgia: An Update,” an 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast at Cobb County’s Georgian Club in celebration of National School Choice Week. The panel discussion features three of Georgia’s leading education experts: Foundation Senior Fellows Jim Kelly, Ben Scafidi and Eric Wearne. The first 50 people to register for this event will receive their very own school choice woobie – and you can wear it to the School Choice Rally at the State Capitol that day! This event is… View Article
GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release December 3, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Foundation Releases Study on Long-Term Care in Georgia State Can’t Afford to Modify a ‘Broken System,’ Study Concludes Atlanta – Georgia needs to reduce dependency on public programs and attract more private revenue if it is to survive the state’s coming long-term care crisis, according to a study released today by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.  Conducted for the Foundation by Stephen Moses, president of the Center for Long-Term Care Reform, the study examined Medicaid and long-term care financing in Georgia. Long-term care is defined as, “custodial or medical assistance needed for three months or more due to an inability to… 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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