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GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT March 24, 2014 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Last Chance to Register for Wednesday’s ‘Legislative Roundup’ Kyle Wingfield, Eric Cochling Review the 2013-14 Session and Look Ahead Atlanta – If you haven’t yet registered, a reminder: Today is the registration deadline for “Georgia Legislative Roundup,” the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast Wednesday at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. The 8 a.m. event is open to the public and features Eric Cochling, vice president of Policy Development at the Georgia Center for Opportunity, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Kyle Wingfield. 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,… View Article

Friday Facts: March 14, 2014

It’s Friday!  Events  March 26: Join Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Kyle Wingfield and Eric Cochling, vice president of Policy Development at the Georgia Center for Opportunity, at the Foundation’s 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast, “Georgia Legislative Roundup.” The discussion at Cobb County’s Georgian Club will focus on the 2014 Georgia Legislative Session and the General Assembly’s business on tap for 2015. This event is open to the public and is $25 to attend: Find out more and register at www.georgiapolicy.org/?p=12276.   Quotes of Note  “[T]he first lesson to teach the poor man is that, as a whole, the wealth in the community is distinctly beneficial to him; that he is better off in the long run because other men… View Article

Hispanics Understand Free-Market Principles

Excerpt from the keynote address by Daniel Garza, executive director of The LIBRE Initiative, at the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s 2014 Annual Dinner on March 5, 2014. Garza’s family immigrated to the United States from Mexico. Garza, who as a child worked alongside his father and brother in farm fields, became an elected official, a White House staffer and now is executive director of The LIBRE Initiative. By Daniel Garza  My parents saw America, I think, like a lot of immigrants did before them: as the Promised Land. I like to quote a song by Woody Guthrie that he wrote about the Joad family in the novel, “The Grapes of Wrath.” He’s talking about the family coming to California and… View Article
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

Friday Facts: March 7, 2014

It’s Friday! What they’re saying about the Foundation: Watch Nick Dranias of the Goldwater Institute credit the Foundation for helping educate Georgians about a Balanced Budget Amendment.  Quotes of Note  “I see, … and with the deepest affliction, the rapid strides with which the federal branch of our government is advancing towards the usurpation of all the rights reserved to the States, and the consolidation in itself of all powers, foreign and domestic; and that, too, by constructions which, if legitimate, leave no limits to their power. … It is but too evident that the three ruling branches of [the Federal government] are in combination to strip their colleagues, the State authorities, of the powers reserved by them, and to… View Article

Friday Facts: February 28, 2014

February 28, 2014 It’s Friday! Events  Please join us at the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s Annual Reception and Dinner on Wednesday, March 5 as we celebrate 23 years of promoting liberty in Georgia! The event is at the Cobb Galleria Centre, with keynote speaker Daniel Garza, a first-generation American who is the inspiring executive director of the LIBRE Initiative. Find out more about Garza and the event here. See Kelly McCutchen explain the significance of the event here. Quotes of Note “Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.” – Thomas Jefferson “It is the highest impertinence and presumption, therefore, in kings and ministers to pretend to… View Article

Checking Up On Health: February 25, 2014

Health Policy News and Views Compiled by Benita M. Dodd BENITA DODD Opting for organic? How scientific are you about your food intake? Do you insist on buying organic coffee and bread from Whole Foods? You simply must read Michael Schulson’s article in the Daily Beast on the scientific credibility we allow the store he calls, “America’s greatest shrine to pseudoscience.” “Bringing sound data into political conversations and consumer decisions is a huge, ongoing challenge,” Schulson says. “It’s not limited to one side of the public debate. The moral is not that we should all boycott Whole Foods. It’s that whenever we talk about science and society, it helps to keep two rather humbling premises in mind: very few of… View Article

Friday Facts: February 21, 2014

It’s Friday! Events February 26: Tired of Washington’s out-of-control spending? The Georgia House of Representatives passed three different approaches to a federal balanced budget amendment yesterday. Which one is best? Feel like you need a constitutional scholar to sort out the arguments? You are in luck! The deadline is MONDAY to register for the Foundation’s February 26 Leadership Breakfast, focusing on the “The Case for the Compact for a Balanced Budget.” Keynoted by Nick Dranias of the Goldwater Institute, the 8 a.m. event at the Galleria Centre in Cobb County is open to the public; registration is $25 per person. Find out more here; register online by Monday, February 24, at http://bit.ly/LewuTz. (Please note: This 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

Checking Up On Health: February 18, 2014

Health Policy News and Views Compiled by Benita M. Dodd BENITA DODD Georgia has been plagued with more than its fair share of bad weather for a Southeastern winter; hundreds of thousands were left without power for days. The weekend’s earthquake was almost the last straw, as residents vowed they’re moving if they see as much as ONE locust! Icejam 2014 brought metro Atlanta – and my Checking Up on Health roundup – to a standstill on January 28. I hope you and yours pulled through the mess with minimal damage. Read my commentary on the positive aspects of the weather disaster here. A few points of “foundational privilege” before Checking Up On Health: (To paraphrase President Obama View Article

The Foundation’s Criminal Justice Initiative pushed the problems to the forefront, proposed practical solutions, brought in leaders from other states to share examples, and created this nonpartisan opportunity. (At the signing of the 2012 Criminal Justice Reform bill.)

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