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Register Now for Ga. Legislative Policy Forum

EVENT INVITATION September 25, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Register Now for 4th Annual Ga. Legislative Policy Forum Atlanta – Registrations are being accepted for the fourth annual Georgia Legislative Policy Forum, a daylong event on Friday, October 11 that will bring national and state policy experts to the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel to discuss free-market solutions to Georgia’s challenges. The only forum of its kind in Georgia, the theme of the annual fall event hosted by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and the Conservative Policy Leadership Institute is, “Wisdom, Justice and Innovation,” a step beyond the state motto of, “Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation.” It has been described by Georgia House Majority Whip Edward Lindsey… View Article

Friday Facts: September 6, 2013

It’s Friday! Quotes of Note “It is wonderful how preposterously the affairs of the world are managed. We assemble parliaments and councils to have the benefit of collected wisdom, but we necessarily have, at the same time, the inconvenience of their collected passions, prejudices and private interests: for regulating commerce an assembly of great men is the greatest fool on earth.” – Benjamin Franklin “There is far more danger in public than in private monopoly, for when Government goes into business it can always shift its losses to the taxpayers. Government never makes ends meet – and that is the first requisite of business.” – Thomas Edison “As restrictions and prohibitions are multiplied the people grow poorer and poorer. When… View Article
GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT August 29, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Foundation, Google host Event Sept. 16 on Georgia’s Digital Economy Atlanta – You are invited to join us for  “Georgia’s Digital Economy,” a half-day event on Monday, September 16, 2013, at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center. The discussions, hosted by Georgia Public Policy Foundation and Google, include an all-star entrepreneurship panel, a discussion of the patent troll problem and how Georgia is leading the way in digital learning. The event begins with some fun Google product demos, breakfast and networking at 8 a.m. This event is open to the public and free to attend, but requires registration as space is limited.  Register online by… View Article
At today’s Georgia Public Policy Foundation Policy Briefing Luncheon in Atlanta, Reason Foundation Transportation Policy Analyst and Foundation Senior Fellow Baruch Feigenbaum unveiled his new study, “Practical Strategies for Increasing Mobility in Georgia.” The PowerPoint presentation used at the event can be downloaded here: http://www.georgiapolicy.org/ftp_files/Increasing%20Mobility%20in%20Atlanta.pdf The full Reason Foundation study is available here: http://reason.org/files/atlanta_transportation_plan.pdf YouTube Video from the Foundation leadership luncheon:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFDjWf3SW3o&feature=c4-verview&list=UU4uOlfbFbDHf2h6wCgOEDxQ YouTube Video: Feigenbaum discusses bus rapid transit:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhzGbcEhfJI&feature=c4-overview&list=UU4uOlfbFbDHf2h6wCgOEDxQ View Article
GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT August 8, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Win Tickets Today; Register Now for Aug. 28 Transportation Event Atlanta – The Georgia Public Policy Foundation is giving away four tickets, valued at $100 each, to attend the Heartland Institute’s Emerging Issues Forum at the Capital City Club in Atlanta on Thursday, August 15. For a chance to win a ticket to the daylong event, go to the Foundation’s Facebook page, “Like” us if you haven’t already then tell your Facebook friends what you like about the Foundation and why. (Be sure you tag us in your post or share it on our page!) We’ll announce four winners in the Friday Facts tomorrow… View Article

Checking Up On Health: August 6, 2013

Health Policy News and Views Compiled by Benita M. Dodd Benita DoddVice President, Georgia Public Policy Foundation Time and seats are running out for the Heartland Institute’s Emerging Issues Forum Atlanta’s Capital City Club on Thursday, August 15. Among the topics: Health Care, Education, Energy and Tax Reform. (I’ll be on the panel on energy issues.) Find out more at http://eif.heartland.org/.  Just 25 seats remain! Win a seat to the Forum: The Georgia Public Policy Foundation is giving away four tickets, valued at $100 each, to the daylong session. For a chance to win a ticket, tell your Facebook friends what you like about the Foundation, and why. Be sure to “like” the Foundation Facebook page and tag… View Article

Friday Facts: August 2, 2013

August 2, 2013  It’s Friday! Win with words: The Georgia Public Policy Foundation is giving away four tickets, valued at $100 each, to attend the Heartland Institute’s Emerging Issues Forum at the Capital City Club in Atlanta on Thursday, August 15. For a chance to win a ticket to the daylong session, tell your Facebook friends what you like about the Foundation and why. (Be sure you “like” the Foundation Facebook page and tag us in your post or share it on our page!) We’ll announce four winners in the Friday Facts next week, so make your case by noon on Thursday, August 8. Remember, if you don’t tag us, the NSA will be able to see you but View Article
GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT August 1, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Register Now for ‘Georgia Transportation: The Next Frontier’ Atlanta – Have you registered yet? Join the Georgia Public Policy Foundation on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at the Georgian Club for a noon Policy Briefing Luncheon keynoted by Foundation Senior Fellow Baruch Feigenbaum, “Georgia Transportation: The Next Frontier.” Feigenbaum, a metro Atlanta resident and Transportation Policy Analyst at the Reason Foundation, will unveil his new study, “Reducing Traffic Congestion and Increasing Mobility in Atlanta: 2013.” He is author of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation 2012 Issue Analysis, “Getting Georgia Going: An Analysis of the Referendum on Georgia’s Transportation Special Local Options Sales… View Article
GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT July 17, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org August 28 Event Focuses on ‘Georgia Transportation: The Next Frontier’ Atlanta – You are invited to join the Georgia Public Policy Foundation on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at the Georgian Club for a noon Policy Briefing Luncheon keynoted by Foundation Senior Fellow Baruch Feigenbaum, “Georgia Transportation: The Next Frontier.” Feigenbaum, a metro Atlanta resident and Transportation Policy Analyst at the Reason Foundation, will unveil his new study, “Reducing Traffic Congestion and Increasing Mobility in Atlanta: 2013.” Baruch FeigenbaumSenior FellowGeorgia Public Policy Foundation This event is open to the public and will cost $30 to attend. Register online by Monday, August 26, at http://tinyurl.com/ln9lmhv View Article

Friday Facts: June 28, 2013

June 28, 2013  It’s Friday!  Quotes of Note “High standards should be used to hold tax-funded schools accountable for delivering educational opportunities to students. This is a worthy goal. But it’s more easily achieved by creating a marketplace of educational services where those who know and care the most about the best interests of children – parents – are the ultimate arbiters of quality. This decentralized and apolitical accountability beats any top-down dictate from the state.” – Michael Van Beek “Tuesday’s [U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act] came eight months after a presidential election in which African Americans voted at a higher rate than whites. It came when in a majority of the nine states… View Article

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