Category: Press Releases

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2012 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 Foundation’s Policy Briefing Luncheon and Book Forum Celebrates The Iron Lady’s Birthday with Thatcher advisor John Blundell Atlanta – October 13 is the 87th birthday of Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s only female Prime Minister, who served three consecutive terms (1979-1990) and is one of the dominant political figures of 20th-century Britain, where “Thatcherism” continues to have a huge influence.  Celebrate the Iron Lady’s birthday on Tuesday, October 16, with the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and Thatcher advisor John Blundell, her decades-long friend and author of, “Margaret Thatcher: A Portrait of The Iron Lady.” The event, a noon Policy Briefing Luncheon and Book… View Article
GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION MEDIA ADVISORY Thursday, September 20, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Georgia think tank ready with ideas for freight, funding and congestion relief Atlanta The Georgia Public Policy Foundation will unveil, “Getting Georgia Moving: Plan B for Transportation,” on Friday, September 21, at 3 p.m. during the third annual Georgia Legislative Policy Forum at the W Atlanta Midtown (188 14th Street). The Conservative Policy Leadership Institute (CPLI) and the Georgia Public Policy Foundation are joint hosts of the Georgia Legislative Policy Forum. In addition to the transportation proposals, the daylong event will feature national experts and policy leaders spotlighting health care reform, options in education and the innovation economy.… View Article

Foundation Unveils Its New Web Site

Dear Friends of Georgia, More than 20 years ago, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation was established with the goal of promoting market-based public policy in our state. We began publishing a newsletter and occasional papers, holding policy events and sending out our weekly “Friday Fax.” About 15 years ago, we created our Web site to take advantage of Al Gore’s invention, the Internet, and started posting our papers and the Friday Fax. In 2003, we committed to publishing a weekly commentary and, as more people switched to e-mail, we gradually did away with the Friday Fax facsimile version (you did remember that’s what “fax” stands for?!) and renamed it the Friday Facts. We embraced social media and nowadays you can… View Article
Atlanta – You are invited to attend a June 27 noon Policy Briefing Luncheon and Book Forum, “The Road to Freedom,” at the Georgian Club in Cobb County, hosted by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and keynoted by Arthur C. Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute. The event registration fee of $50 includes a copy of “The Road to Freedom,” Mr. Brooks’ brand-new book in which he leads the fight for cultural renewal in America based on free enterprise. The book is described as the blueprint for defending free enterprise against the powerful forces of big government. Register by Monday, June 25, online at http://tinyurl.com/y27h3dk.   Mr. Brooks has conducted research on the connections between culture,… View Article
Atlanta — Ahead of Georgia’s July 31 regional referendum on a penny transportation sales tax, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation will host “Getting Georgia Going,” a Leadership Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, at Cobb County’s Georgian Club.   Reason Foundation transportation policy analyst Baruch Feigenbaum will unveil a study of the state of transportation in Georgia, focusing on the transportation project list for metro Atlanta, and discuss “Getting Georgia Going” into congestion relief and mobility. Feigenbaum, a resident of metro Atlanta, has a diverse background researching and implementing transportation issues including public-private partnerships, high-speed rail, highway funding, land use, government spending and ports. Feigenbaum, who has a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning with a… View Article
Atlanta – If you haven’t yet registered, there’s just one week left to sign up for the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast on Thursday, April 26. The event features two legislators at the forefront of the bipartisan campaign for school choice in Georgia: Rep. Jan Jones, Speaker Pro Tempore of the Georgia House of Representatives, and Georgia House Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan, speaking on the topic, “Choice Matters: Expanding Educational Opportunity.” The event at Cobb County’s Georgian Club will provide an overview of the education issues addressed by the Legislature in 2012 and what lies ahead. The Georgia General Assembly voted for school choice during the session, passing legislation to give voters a say on state-authorized public… View Article
Do you want to be inspired and be a part of something big for our military? Then you should sign up to hear Dave Roever speak at the Georgia Warrior Alliance dinner on Saturday, April 14 at Callaway Gardens. Dave Roever, a decorated veteran who was critically injured in Vietnam, is one of the most powerful motivational speakers of our time. He has dedicated his life to helping other “wounded warriors.” Proceeds for the dinner will benefit the Georgia Warrior Alliance (GWA), co-founded by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation. The mission of the GWA is, “Help, Hope and Healing for Returning Soldiers and Their Families.” The alliance helps returning soldiers and their families deal with the… View Article
Atlanta – Have you registered yet? The Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s next Leadership Breakfast, at 8 a.m. on Thursday, April 26, features two legislators at the forefront of the bipartisan campaign for school choice in Georgia: Rep. Jan Jones, Speaker Pro Tempore of the Georgia House of Representatives, and Georgia House Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan, speaking on, “Choice Matters: Expanding Educational Opportunity.” The event at Cobb County’s Georgian Club will provide an overview of the education issues addressed by the Legislature in 2012 and what lies ahead. The Georgia General Assembly voted for school choice during the session, passing legislation to give voters a say on state-authorized public charter schools. Georgia voters will decide on a constitutional amendment… View Article
The Georgia General Assembly voted for school choice during the 2012 legislative session, passing legislation to give voters a say on state-authorized public charter schools. On Thursday, April 26, at 8 a.m. at Cobb County’s Georgian Club, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast features two legislative leaders at the forefront of the bipartisan campaign for the constitutional amendment that will be on the ballot in November. The event’s speakers are Rep. Jan Jones, Speaker Pro Tempore of the Georgia House of Representatives, and Georgia House Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan, who will provide an overview of education issues addressed by the Legislature and what lies ahead. This event is $25 to attend. Register by Tuesday, April 24, 2012, online at… View Article
Atlanta – Next week is huge for the 26-state coalition challenging the constitutionality of the Obama administration’s Patient Protection and Affordability Act, and Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens will be among the handful of people in Washington on Monday at the U.S. Supreme Court hearing. On Thursday, Olens updated attendees at a Georgia Public Policy Foundation Leadership Breakfast on the litigation. To view his videotaped speech on the Foundation’s YouTube channel, click here. To watch Foundation Senior Fellow Ronald E. Bachman discuss state-focused solutions during the same event, click here. And click here to read Bachman’s commentary on Georgia reforms released today: “It’s Not Too Late for Georgia Health Reform.” And to read more health care… View Article

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