Category: Press Releases

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

Foundation Announces 2 New Board of Trustees Members

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release November 26, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Foundation Announces 2 New Board of Trustees Members Atlanta – The Georgia Public Policy Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of two Georgians to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, Macon residents Roy H. Fickling and Robert F. “Robbo” Hatcher. “The Georgia Public Policy Foundation is an independent, non-partisan think tank that tackles public policy with the goal of improving the lives of all Georgians,” said Kelly McCutchen, President and CEO of the Foundation. “We are thrilled to add these two accomplished leaders to our Board. Both care very deeply about the future of the state, both are actively engaged at… View Article

News Release: Mayor Reed, Tear Down This Fence!

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release October 15, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Mayor Reed, Tear Down This Fence! Atlanta – Just one week ago, the Fulton County Superior Court ordered the city of Atlanta to “accept, review and process” permits to street vendors, putting an end to nine months in which vendors were targeted by the city after a 2012 court ruling struck down as unconstitutional the city’s vending monopoly. No sooner did the vendors win the battle than it was discovered the city had some temporary concrete pots removed from the area of Five Points – where the vendors sold – and replaced with a fence permanently planted in the ground, “erecting a Berlin Wall of… View Article

Register Now for Ga. Legislative Policy Forum

EVENT INVITATION September 25, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Register Now for 4th Annual Ga. Legislative Policy Forum Atlanta – Registrations are being accepted for the fourth annual Georgia Legislative Policy Forum, a daylong event on Friday, October 11 that will bring national and state policy experts to the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel to discuss free-market solutions to Georgia’s challenges. The only forum of its kind in Georgia, the theme of the annual fall event hosted by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and the Conservative Policy Leadership Institute is, “Wisdom, Justice and Innovation,” a step beyond the state motto of, “Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation.” It has been described by Georgia House Majority Whip Edward Lindsey… View Article
REGISTRATION OPEN THROUGH Friday, September 13, 2013                                                                                                                                                                           YOU ARE INVITED TO ‘GEORGIA’S DIGITAL ECONOMY’ A FORUM At Georgia Tech Global Learning Center Hosted by Google and the Georgia Public Policy Foundation Registration is FREE September 16, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.   Agenda 8:00 – 8:30 Continental Breakfast & Registration/Product Demos/Networking ●       Product Demos include Google Glass, Chromebooks and Pixel 8:30 – 8: 45 Opening Welcome Remarks ●       Lilyn Hester, Public Policy & Government Relations Manager, Southeast U.S. Region, Google ●       Representative Ed Setzler, Chairman, House Science and Technology Committee 8:45 – 9:15 Opening Keynote Speaker: The Innovation Ecosystem Fueling Economic Growth ●       Steve Cross, Executive Vice President for Research, Georgia Institute of Technology  9:15 – 10:15 Entrepreneurship Panel View Article
GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT August 29, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Foundation, Google host Event Sept. 16 on Georgia’s Digital Economy Atlanta – You are invited to join us for  “Georgia’s Digital Economy,” a half-day event on Monday, September 16, 2013, at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center. The discussions, hosted by Georgia Public Policy Foundation and Google, include an all-star entrepreneurship panel, a discussion of the patent troll problem and how Georgia is leading the way in digital learning. The event begins with some fun Google product demos, breakfast and networking at 8 a.m. This event is open to the public and free to attend, but requires registration as space is limited.  Register online by… View Article
GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT August 8, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Win Tickets Today; Register Now for Aug. 28 Transportation Event Atlanta – The Georgia Public Policy Foundation is giving away four tickets, valued at $100 each, to attend the Heartland Institute’s Emerging Issues Forum at the Capital City Club in Atlanta on Thursday, August 15. For a chance to win a ticket to the daylong event, go to the Foundation’s Facebook page, “Like” us if you haven’t already then tell your Facebook friends what you like about the Foundation and why. (Be sure you tag us in your post or share it on our page!) We’ll announce four winners in the Friday Facts tomorrow… View Article
GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT August 1, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Register Now for ‘Georgia Transportation: The Next Frontier’ Atlanta – Have you registered yet? Join the Georgia Public Policy Foundation on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at the Georgian Club for a noon Policy Briefing Luncheon keynoted by Foundation Senior Fellow Baruch Feigenbaum, “Georgia Transportation: The Next Frontier.” Feigenbaum, a metro Atlanta resident and Transportation Policy Analyst at the Reason Foundation, will unveil his new study, “Reducing Traffic Congestion and Increasing Mobility in Atlanta: 2013.” He is author of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation 2012 Issue Analysis, “Getting Georgia Going: An Analysis of the Referendum on Georgia’s Transportation Special Local Options Sales… View Article
GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT July 17, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org August 28 Event Focuses on ‘Georgia Transportation: The Next Frontier’ Atlanta – You are invited to join the Georgia Public Policy Foundation on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at the Georgian Club for a noon Policy Briefing Luncheon keynoted by Foundation Senior Fellow Baruch Feigenbaum, “Georgia Transportation: The Next Frontier.” Feigenbaum, a metro Atlanta resident and Transportation Policy Analyst at the Reason Foundation, will unveil his new study, “Reducing Traffic Congestion and Increasing Mobility in Atlanta: 2013.” Baruch FeigenbaumSenior FellowGeorgia Public Policy Foundation This event is open to the public and will cost $30 to attend. Register online by Monday, August 26, at http://tinyurl.com/ln9lmhv View Article
GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT May 22, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050  Foundation Marks Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day July 11 In Athens with National School Choice Expert Jay Greene  Atlanta – You are invited to join the Georgia Public Policy Foundation on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at the Athens Country Club for a noon Policy Briefing Luncheon keynoted by national school choice expert Jay P. Greene to celebrate Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day,   Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day is an annual celebration marking the birthday of the late Milton Friedman, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics and a longtime contributor to free market causes who championed school choice. Friedman’s 101st birthday would have been July 31. In… View Article

Thank you for what you are doing to lead the nation. The Georgia Public Policy Foundation is leading the way. This is truly one of the leading lights in the state think tank movement. Excellent ideas. It’s well run. For those of you who are donors I congratulate you on your wisdom and I encourage you to do it and do it more.

Arthur Brooks, President, American Enterprise Institute (2015) more quotes