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Atlanta – The registration deadline for the Foundation’s first event of 2012 is less than a week away! If you haven’t yet registered, go to http://tinyurl.com/7ldaqnk today to sign up for “Breaking Down Barriers to High Quality Education in Georgia,” the Leadership Breakfast Celebrating National School Choice Week, at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 25, at Cobb County’s Georgian Club.     The panel discussion features Lisa Kelly, president of the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program; Dean Alford, president and chief executive officer of Allied Energy Services, and Lisa Gillis, president of Integrated Educational Strategies.     Dean Alford, a former five-term Georgia state representative, is President and CEO of Allied Energy Services and chairman of the board of… View Article
Atlanta – Registration is now open online at http://tinyurl.com/7ldaqnk for the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s first event of 2012. Celebrating National School Choice Week, “Breaking Down Barriers to High Quality Education in Georgia” is the topic of the Leadership Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 25, at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. The panel discussion features Lisa Kelly, president of the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program; Dean Alford, president and chief executive officer of Allied Energy Services, and Lisa Gillis, president of Integrated Educational Strategies. Dean Alford , a former five-term Georgia state representative, is President and CEO of Allied Energy Services and chairman of the board of directors of the Technical College System of Georgia. From 2003 to… View Article
Atlanta – With regional transportation challenges front and center in Georgia, the smart growth role model takes on the poster child for sprawl at the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s final Leadership Breakfast of 2011, scheduled for Wednesday, December 14, at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. The topic is “Portland: Model or Maverick?” and keynote speaker John Charles, president and CEO of Oregon’s Cascade Policy Institute, will discuss whether Portland’s “smart growth” approach to land use regulation and transportation policy is workable for metro Atlanta, often referred to as the “poster child for urban sprawl.” Charles has led the Cascade Policy Institute since May 2005. Before joining Cascade, he was executive director of the Oregon Environmental Council for 17 years,… View Article
By Kelly McCutchen and Benita M. Dodd The Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s reputation is based on its commitment to getting the facts right. In retrospect, one of the few mistakes – or regrets – of the founders of this respected organization 20 years ago was to include the word “foundation” in the name. That’s because unlike typical “foundations,” this Foundation does not give away money. It specializes in saving money – Georgia taxpayers’ money. How does the Foundation do this? Consider the landscape at the Legislature before a group of concerned businesspeople realized the need for an organization to consider policy over politics in educating legislators on the impact of their laws on business, and those laws’ ripple effect on… View Article
Atlanta — Right on Crime will launch a state-based effort in Georgia via a teleconference today at 11:00 a.m. The nationwide initiative, which is endorsed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and former U.S. Attorney General Ed Meese, aims to educate lawmakers about the commonsense criminal justice reforms that have cut crime and cut costs in states like Texas. During the teleconference, Right on Crime will outline effective and data-driven reforms that could benefit Georgia as the state’s Criminal Justice Reform Council looks to release its recommendations in November, and Georgia seeks to revamp its criminal justice system based on the Council’s recommendations. Speakers at today’s event include Marc Levin of the… View Article

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