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  • The Georgia Public Policy Foundation has forged over the years many positive changes in Georgia, in its nonpartisan but very specific way.

    U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson
  • The Georgia Public Policy Foundation has been a catalyst for common sense proposals—and elected officials are listening and reacting.

    U.S. Senator Bill Frist
  • The Foundation raises issues of importance above political rhetoric to a point where politicians focus on them and ultimately make quality decisions.

    U.S. Representative Johnny Isakson
  • The Georgia Public Policy Foundation bases its findings on fact, and maintains the standard of truth.

    U.S. Attorney General Griffin Bell
  • To have an organization dedicated to the study of the problems that face Georgia in a bipartisan way….is absolutely one of the finest things that’s happened to our state.

    The late W. H. Flowers, Jr., Chairman, Flowers industries, Inc.
  • The most effective and respected organization in Georgia—when they speak, the decision-makers listen.

    The late U.S. Senator Paul Coverdell
  • The Foundation’s positions are well thought out and are often ahead of their time.

    State Senator Jack Hill
  • “I am here today to thank the Georgia Public Policy Foundation for your role in building a fiscally conservative, pro-growth state. Not only did you help pave the way for a new generation of leadership, you continue to provide key policy advice and to hold us accountable to the principles we ran on. In short, you have had a transforming influence on this state. We are healthier, stronger, and better managed because of your efforts.

    State Senator Eric Johnson, President pro tempore, Georgia State Senate
  • The Georgia Public Policy Foundation is the best source of the rarest and most valuable commodity in public policy debate: facts.

    State Representative Bob Irvin
  • I wanted to publicly say how much I appreciate Georgia Public Policy Foundation.  For those of you that will be entering the Legislature or are relatively new you may not quite yet appreciate how much we rely on Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s research and work.  As you know we’re a citizen’s legislature.  We have very little staff. They have been an invaluable, invaluable resource to us.  To put this [Forum] on and the regular programs that they do throughout the year make us better at what we do. (At the 2012 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum.)

    Speaker Pro Tem Jan Jones
  • The best way to make a lasting impact on public policy is to change public opinion. When you change the beliefs of the people; the politicians and political parties change with them.

    Senator Herman E. Talmadge
  • 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.

    Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers
  • I thank you for what you do. For 15 years you’ve been researching and writing on issues that matter. You take on tough questions, you apply innovative thinking, you push for action, and you do it all without regard to politics.

    President George W. Bush
  • Thank you for the great work that the Public Policy Foundation is doing across our state setting a wonderful example. I first ran for the Senate in 1994, and the Foundation was that resource I called upon to be a great help to me as we were articulating positions and formulating public policy initiatives. We appreciate very much your leadership and all that you stand for.

    Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle
  • The Georgia Public Policy Foundation is our state’s leading organization promoting government transparency. The Secretary of State’s office shares the Foundation’s commitment to transparency and responsible stewardship of taxpayer dollars, which is why our agency was the first in Georgia to publish its budget and spending data on a public transparency website.

    Karen Handel, Georgia Secretary of State
  • Name one other organization in the state that does what the Foundation does. You can’t.

    Independent survey of Georgia business leaders on the Foundation.
  • The Foundation should take a lot of pride in your influence on Georgia governmental policy over the past several years. If you look back on several things that you were crying in the wilderness about several years ago, you will find that Governor Miller adopted them…your influence and your pressure on that process has been a major factor in governmental policy in Georgia. You should be congratulated.

    Governor Sonny Perdue
  • The Foundation always tells the truth.

    Governor Roy Barnes
  • Finally, a one volume resource from an independent source that gives those of us in public life a new view on which to make public policy.

    Governor Roy Barnes
  • 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.)

    Governor Nathan Deal
  • The Georgia Public Policy Foundation has hit another homerun with its Guide to the Issues. This is must reading for anyone interested in public policy in Georgia, and it is an outstanding road map for conservative, common sense solutions to our challengers of today and tomorrow.

    Former Georgia Senate Minority Leader Chuck Clay
  • …One of the best things about the Georgia Public Policy Foundation is that it has such a broad membership base.

    Dr. Wendy L. Gramm, Former Chairwoman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • It’s so often a lack of information that keeps us from getting involved. The Foundation is doing for the public what many could not do for themselves. Anytime that we’re given the truth, people can make good decisions.

    Deen Day Smith, Chairman of the Board, Cecil B. Day Investment Company
  • The Georgia Public Policy Foundation is something that I am proud to be a part of today. The research conducted by education groups like yours is invaluable in helping form opinions and allowing people to reach conclusions that ultimately help them make the right decisions.

    Dan Amos, CEO, AFLAC
  • 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.

    Dan Amos, CEO, AFLAC
  • When I served four terms in the state Senate, one of the few places where you could go to always and get concrete information about real solutions was the Georgia Public Policy Foundation. That hasn’t changed. [The Foundation] is really right up there at the top of the state think tanks, so you should be very proud of the work that they are doing!

    Congressman Tom Price
  • Thank you for what you are doing to lead the nation. The Georgia Public Policy Foundation is leading the way. This is truly one of the leading lights in the state think tank movement. Excellent ideas. It’s well run. For those of you who are donors I congratulate you on your wisdom and I encourage you to do it and do it more.

    Arthur Brooks, President, American Enterprise Institute (2015)
  • The Georgia Public Policy Foundation has been doing important work for the free enterprise movement for the past 20 years.  I can assure you from the vantage of a non-profit think tank in Washington, D.C. with much the same principles as GPPF that the work we do simply would not be possible if it were not for the important work that GPPF does.  We see it, we understand it, it is an inspiration to us, it is the kind of thing that will translate into the important work that we can do in Washington, D.C.  We thank you very much for that.

    Arthur Brooks, President, American Enterprise Institute (2011)

The Foundation’s positions are well thought out and are often ahead of their time.

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