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Register for Feb. 26 Event on Balanced Budget Amendment

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT REMINDER February 18, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Register for Balanced Budget Amendment Event Atlanta –  Have you registered yet for the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s February 26 Leadership Breakfast? Are you tired of federal overspending? Attend, “The Case for the Compact for a Balanced Budget Amendment,” an 8 a.m. event at Cobb County’s Galleria Centre to find out how the states can rein in the federal budget. And Georgia can take the lead! Keynoted by constitutional scholar Nick Dranias of the Goldwater Institute, this event is open to the public and is $25 to attend. NICK DRANIASGoldwater Institute Dranias will discuss the non-partisan effort to promote and seek legislation… View Article

Friday Facts: February 14, 2014

It’s Friday! Events February 26: Tired of Washington’s out-of-control spending? The Foundation’s February 26 Leadership Breakfast focuses 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 event is NOT at the Georgian Club.) March 5: The Foundation celebrates 23 years of promoting liberty in Georgia at its Annual Dinner at the Cobb Galleria Centre. The keynote speaker is Daniel Garza, a first-generation American who is the inspiring executive director… View Article
GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT February 3, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Discover the Case for the Compact for a Balanced Budget Amendment Atlanta – Are you tired of out-of-control federal spending? Join the Georgia Public Policy Foundation on Wednesday, February 26 for “The Case for the Compact for a Balanced Budget Amendment,” an 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast at Cobb County’s Galleria Centre featuring constitutional scholar Nick Dranias of the Goldwater Institute. This event is open to the public. The charge is $25 to attend. Register online by Monday, February 24 at http://bit.ly/LewuTz. Dranias will discuss the non-partisan effort to promote and seek legislation by the states and the U.S. Congress to ratify a… View Article

Georgians Embrace School Choice

By Benita M. Dodd  BENITA DODD For proponents of school choice, there’s heart-warming encouragement in the (January 22) announcement this week that the state has already reached the 2014 cap in contributions to Georgia’s Tax Credit Scholarship Program, which funds choices in education for Georgia’s children.   That’s $58 million volunteered by generous and committed taxpayers in the first three weeks of the year, a clear sign that there is room for school choice funding to grow.  Competition is a fine incentive, judging by the pricing and quality options it offers to discerning consumers. So it is with education choice, allowing schools and modes of education to compete to fill students’ varied needs and parents to free their children from low… View Article

Friday Facts: January 24, 2014

January 24, 2013  It’s Friday! Jan. 26-Feb. 1 is National School Choice Week! In just four short years, National School Choice Week has mushroomed nationwide from 150 events in 2010 to more than 5,500 this year. Today’s the deadline! Register now for “School Choice and Georgia: An Update,” the Foundation’s 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast on Tuesday, January 28. In celebration of National School Choice Week, the panel discussion at Cobb County’s Georgian Club features three of Georgia’s leading education experts: Eric Wearne, Jim Kelly and Ben Scafidi. The first 50 people to register for this event will receive their very own school choice woobie – and you can wear it to the School Choice Rally at the… View Article

Sign Up to Celebrate School Choice Week on Jan. 28

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT INVITATION January 21, 2014 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Attend ‘School Choice and Georgia: An Update,’ on Jan. 28 Atlanta – Have you signed up yet to attend the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s January 28 Leadership Breakfast celebrating National School Choice week? The 8 a.m. event, “School Choice and Georgia: An Update,” at Cobb County’s Georgian features a panel discussion with three of Georgia’s leading education experts: Jim Kelly and Ben Scafidi and Eric Wearne. The first 50 people to register for this event will receive their very own school choice woobie – and you can wear it to the School Choice Rally at the State Capitol that day! This event… View Article

Friday Facts: January 17, 2014

January 17, 2014 It’s Friday! Events  January 28, 2014: The deadline is Friday, January 24 to register for “School Choice and Georgia: An Update,” the Foundation’s 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast on Tuesday, January 28. In celebration of National School Choice Week, the panel discussion at Cobb County’s Georgian Club features three of Georgia’s leading education experts: Eric Wearne, Jim Kelly and Ben Scafidi. The first 50 people to register for this event will receive their very own school choice woobie – and you can wear it to the School Choice Rally at the Capitol that day! This event is $25 to attend. Find out more at http://tinyurl.com/ovkzx7g; register online at http://tinyurl.com/poode79. Quotes of Note “Wages… View Article

Friday Facts: January 10, 2014

January 10, 2013  It’s Friday! Quotes of Note “Twenty years of votes can tell you much more about a man than twenty weeks of campaign rhetoric. Campaign talk tells people who you want them to think you are. How you vote tells people who you really are deep inside.” – Zell Miller “Americans need to realize that when politicians offer to take care of your needs, that comes with a price you don’t want to pay. At best, you have to deal with their incompetence as we discover they are never as good at running things as their hubris tells them they will be. At worst, you turn yourself into their subject, hardly free to make a move without letting… View Article

Friday Facts: November 1, 2013

November 1, 2013 It’s Friday! Quotes of Note “No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away, no matter what.” – President Obama, June 2009 “[Fifty] to 75 percent of the 14 million consumers who buy their insurance individually can expect to receive a ‘cancellation’ letter or the equivalent over the next year because their existing policies don’t meet the standards mandated by the new health care law.” NBC News, October 29 “You… View Article

Friday Facts: October 4, 2013

  October 4, 2013 It’s Friday! Six reasons to sign up for the Georgia Legislative Policy Forum TODAY: 6. Justice for all. When’s the last time you had a discussion with a Supreme Court justice? Bring your best questions for Justice David Nahmias and test his jurisprudence. 5. One billion dollars. That’s the estimated savings every year if Georgia if were to adopt a new patient-centered model for Medicaid. Find out how. 4. Inspiration. Moise Brutus lost three limbs and almost lost his life in a wreck three years ago. Meet him; hear the inspiring story of how a public policy change helped this Medicaid patient conquer his disabilities. 3. Jobs we can’t export. One in every four jobs in… View Article

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