Category: Press Releases

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
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

As an employer, and a parent and a graduate of Georgia public schools, I am pleased that the Foundation has undertaken this project. (The report card) provides an excellent tool for parents and educators to objectively evaluate our public high schools. It will further serve a useful purpose as a benchmark for the future to measure our schools’ progress.

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