Category: Press Releases

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
Atlanta – If you have not registered yet, please note that Tuesday is the deadline to reserve your seat for “Georgia Health Care Update,” an 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast on Thursday, March 22, at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. Hosted by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, this event comes just days before the U.S. Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of the 2010 federal health care law and Georgia anticipates the aftermath. The speakers are Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens and health care expert Ronald E. Bachman. Register at http://tinyurl.com/7ldaqnk for the event, which will cost $25 to attend. Sam Olens was sworn in as Georgia’s Attorney General on January 10, 2011, after which Georgia’s Office of the Attorney General… View Article
Atlanta – On Thursday, March 22, just days before the U.S. Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of the 2010 federal health care law and Georgia anticipates the aftermath, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens and health care expert Ronald E. Bachman will provide an important “Georgia Health Care Update” at an 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast hosted by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. Seats are filling fast; reserve yours now by registering online by March 20 at http://tinyurl.com/7ldaqnk for the event, which will cost $25 to attend. Sam Olens was sworn in as Georgia’s Attorney General on January 10, 2011, after which Georgia’s Office of the Attorney General became part of a 26-state coalition and… View Article
Atlanta Two weeks after releasing its Issue Analysis on criminal justice reform for adults, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation today released “Five Essential Principles for Georgia’s Juvenile Justice System,” a new Issue Analysis that focuses on how Georgia policy-makers can enhance and improve the way the state deals with juvenile offenders. The Issue Analysis was written by Jeanette Moll, a juvenile justice policy analyst in the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, and Kelly McCutchen, president and CEO of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation. The two organizations are sister think tanks. The Issue Analysis discusses how rewriting the Georgia’s juvenile justice statutes can improve the chances of nearly 50,000 youths in the system… View Article
Atlanta – As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to consider arguments regarding the constitutionality of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Georgia anticipates the aftermath, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens and health care expert Ronald E. Bachman will provide a timely “Georgia Health Care Update,” at a Georgia Public Policy Foundation Leadership Breakfast at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. Register online at http://tinyurl.com/7ldaqnk. This Leadership Breakfast will cost $25 to attend. Sam Olens was sworn in as Georgia’s Attorney General on January 10, 2011, after which Georgia’s Office of the Attorney General became part of a 26-state coalition and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) challenging the… View Article
Atlanta – The deadline is today to register to attend “Education, Entrepreneurship, and How Technology is Transforming the World by Transforming Both,” the Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast keynoted by PayPal co-founder Dr. Rod D. Martin, an education philanthropist, at 8 a.m. Wednesday at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. Register online at at http://tinyurl.com/7ldaqnk. This Leadership Breakfast will cost $25 to attend. Dr. Martin is a technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, hedge fund manager and conservative activist especially noted for his role as a senior member of the startup team at PayPal.com. PayPal, the Silicon Valley legend that has become the dominant payments provider on the Internet, was launched during the dot-com bust by a team whose average age was just… View Article
Atlanta – The Georgia Public Policy Foundation today released an Issue Analysis on criminal justice reform, “Peach State Criminal Justice: Controlling Costs, Protecting the Public.” The Issue Analysis, by Marc Levin and Vikrant Reddy, reviews the recommendations made by the Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform for Georgians and discusses how commonsense adjustments to the criminal justice system have assisted other states in ensuring public safety, holding offenders accountable and controlling corrections costs. The authors are senior policy advisors to Right on Crime, a national initiative led by the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, which is a sister think tank to the Georgia Public Policy Foundation. During a news conference announcing the… View Article
Atlanta – If you haven’t yet registered, time is running out to sign up to attend ” Education, Entrepreneurship, and How Technology is Transforming the World by Transforming Both,” the Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast keynoted by PayPal co-founder Dr. Rod D. Martin, an education philanthropist, at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. Register online by Monday, February 20, at http://tinyurl.com/7ldaqnk. This Leadership Breakfast will cost $25 to attend. Dr. Martin is a technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, hedge fund manager and conservative activist especially noted for his role as a senior member of the startup team at PayPal.com. PayPal, the Silicon Valley legend that has become the dominant payments provider on the Internet, was… View Article
Atlanta – The topic is “Education, Entrepreneurship, and How Technology is Transforming the World by Transforming Both,” as PayPal founder Dr. Rod D. Martin, an education philanthropist, keynotes a Georgia Public Policy Foundation Leadership Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, February 22, at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. Register to attend this event at http://tinyurl.com/7ldaqnk. Dr. Martin is a technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, hedge fund manager and conservative activist especially noted for his role as a senior member of the startup team at PayPal.com. PayPal, the Silicon Valley legend that has become the dominant payments provider on the Internet, was launched during the dot-com bust by a team whose average age was just 23 and amassed more than… View Article

The Georgia Public Policy Foundation is a driving force for market-based solutions to policy challenges. The work done by this outstanding organization is making a real impact on the future of Georgia. I personally consider the Foundation a primary source for policy ideas. All Georgians are better off because the Foundation is helping lead the critical policy debates in our state.

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