Foundation Names Communications Director

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release September 16, 2020 Contact: Benita Dodd Benita@georgiapolicy.org 404-256-4050 Foundation Names Keara Vickers Communications Director Atlanta – Digital marketing professional Keara Vickers joined the staff of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation on September 14, 2020, as Communications Director. Vickers comes to the Foundation from Carnegie Mellon University, where she was Associate Director for Advancement Communications, responsible for strategy and implementation of social media outreach across a variety of platforms. Before that, she managed social media for Reason Magazine and managed social media, email marketing and website … Continue Reading →

Foundation Praises Supreme Court Ruling For Education Choice

NEWS RELEASE | For Immediate Release June 30, 2020 Contact: Benita Dodd benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org (404-256-4050) Foundation Praises Supreme Court Ruling For Education Choice Atlanta – The Georgia Public Policy Foundation celebrated today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that Montana violated the U.S. Constitution by excluding religious schools from the state’s tax credit scholarship program that enabled students to attend private schools. Kyle Wingfield, President and CEO of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, called the ruling “a validation of the right of parents to choose the best education option for their children.” “This landmark … Continue Reading →

News Release: Study Finds Georgia’s Proposed Pension Reforms Fall Short

NEWS RELEASE | For Immediate Release April 21, 2020 Contact: Benita Dodd  benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org (404-256-4050) Study Finds Georgia’s Proposed Pension Reforms Fall Short Even before COVID-19, a problem existed Atlanta – The Georgia Public Policy Foundation and Reason Foundation released an Issue Analysis today that examines recent legislation intended to address the out-of-control costs in the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia. “Proposed Reforms to Georgia’s Teacher Pension System Missed the Mark,” the Issue Analysis by Reason Foundation’s Jen Sidorova and Len Gilroy – who is also a Senior Fellow with the Georgia Public … Continue Reading →

Foundation President Kyle Wingfield Welcomes Kemp Plan to Reopen Georgia Businesses

NEWS RELEASE | For Immediate Release April 20, 2020 Contact: Benita Dodd  benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org (404-256-4050) Foundation President Welcomes Kemp Plan to Reopen Georgia Businesses Atlanta – Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s announcement today that some businesses closed because of COVID-19 will be allowed to begin reopening on Friday, April 24, (with appropriate precautions) was welcomed as a timely first step by Kyle Wingfield, president and CEO of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation. The broader public health state of emergency Kemp declared statewide will continue through May 13. “The strictest measures on Georgians always had to … Continue Reading →

News Release: Foundation Names Director of Policy and Research

News Release | For Immediate Release March 31, 2020 Contact: Benita Dodd  benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org (404-256-4050) Foundation Names Director of Policy and Research Atlanta – Christopher Denson has joined the Georgia Public Policy Foundation as Director of Policy and Research. Denson brings to the Foundation nearly a decade of experience in the healthcare arena in Georgia, most recently as Director of Outreach at HCA Memorial Health, a 612-bed Level 1 trauma center serving a 32-county region in Southeast Georgia and South Carolina. Before that, he was Manager of Health Policy Consulting for Leavitt Partners … Continue Reading →

News Release: Legislature’s Tax Relief Efforts ‘Commendable’

News Release | For Immediate Release March 9, 2020 Contact: Benita Dodd at benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org (404-256-4050) Foundation CEO Calls Legislature’s Tax Relief Efforts ‘Commendable’ Atlanta — Georgia Public Policy Foundation President Kyle Wingfield praised the Georgia General Assembly today for continuing to work on tax relief for Georgians as the session moves toward Crossover Day on Thursday. “Georgia’s hardworking citizens and small business owners deserve to keep more of the dollars they earn. It’s commendable and encouraging that our legislators are working to keep the commitment made in 2018 legislation: to lower the income tax rate,” Wingfield … Continue Reading →

News Release: Foundation Named to Global ‘Best Independent Think Tanks’ List

News Release | For Immediate Release January 31, 2020 Contact: Benita Dodd at benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org (404-256-4050) Foundation Named to Global ‘Best Independent Think Tanks’ List Atlanta – The Georgia Public Policy Foundation has been named one of the world’s “Best Independent Think Tanks” of 2019 in a survey released this week by the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program. The Foundation and the Texas Public Policy Foundation – a sister think tank in the State Policy Network – are the only U.S. state-based free-market think tanks ranked as “Best Independent … Continue Reading →

News Release: Foundation Hails Special Master’s Proposal in Florida-Georgia Water Dispute

News Release | For Immediate Release December 12, 2019 Contact: Benita Dodd  benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org (404-256-4050) Foundation Hails Special Master’s Proposal in Florida-Georgia Water Dispute Atlanta – Kyle Wingfield, president and CEO of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, released this statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court Special Master’s recommendation in the 6-year-old “water wars” dispute between Florida and Georgia: The finding by New Mexico federal Judge Paul Kelly is the only reasonable outcome after Florida’s unfounded accusations. While couched in environmental concerns, the cap Florida sought on Georgia’s water usage in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin through 2050 has … Continue Reading →

Media Advisory: Heritage’s Hans von Spakovsky Talks Election Integrity Aug. 27

“Election Integrity: Facts, Fraud and Fiction,” a policy briefing with Heritage Senior Legal Fellow Hans von Spakovsky.

Foundation Welcomes Kyle Wingfield as Next President and CEO

Georgia native Kyle Wingfield, AJC columnist, to succeed McCutchen.

Foundation Ranks on Global ‘Best Independent Think Tanks’ List

Foundation’s a Global Go-To think tank!

Rogers Wade Named to Georgia Trend’s 2018 Most Influential Hall of Fame

Foundation Board Chair Rogers Wade is honored in Georgia Trend Hall of Fame

Foundation Mourns Passing of Dr. Michael H. Mescon, 2016 Freedom Award Recipient

“Pied Piper of Private Enterprise” has enormous legacy.

Register Now for 2017 Ga. Legislative Policy Forum

Register by Sept. 25 for Early Bird Rate!

Coalition Letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

Coalition letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

News Release: Coalition Urges Administration to Champion Choice Agenda

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release June 7, 2017 Contact: Benita Dodd, Georgia Public Policy Foundation benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org | (404) 256-4050  Foundation Joins National Coalition Urging Trump Administration To Champion Constitutionally Focused Education Choice Agenda Atlanta – The Georgia Public Policy Foundation has joined a dozen state and national organizations that champion education choice in sending a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today to praise her outspoken commitment to parental choice in education.  The letter outlines the importance of state-led efforts on education choice, emphasizing the need to remain true … Continue Reading →

News Release: Lynn Westmoreland Keynotes March 23 Event, ‘Capitol Insight’

NEWS RELEASE March 1, 2017 For Immediate Release Contact: Benita Dodd, Georgia Public Policy Foundation benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org | (404) 256-4050  Former Congressman Lynn Westmoreland Keynotes March 23 Event Atlanta – Former Georgia U.S. Representative Lynn Westmoreland, who retired recently after six terms in Congress, will keynote, “Capitol Insight,” the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Thursday, March 23 at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. Westmoreland knows what is it is to sign the front of a paycheck: He’s an entrepreneur who ran his own building company, L.A.W. Builders, while serving 12 years … Continue Reading →

Foundation Joins Coalition Asking U.S. Supreme Court to Protect Free Speech

24 state think tanks ask Supreme Court to protect donor privacy.

Foundation Celebrates 25 Years, Honors Dr. Michael H. Mescon

Foundation’s 25th Celebration Honors Dr. Michael Mescon

Event

Jan. 26 Event: ‘National School Choice Week: Where’s The Money?’

Register for the first event of 2017, marking National School Choice Week!