Category: Press Releases

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release July 10, 2014 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org New Poll Finds Georgians’ Support for School Choice Has No Political Boundaries Macon – A large majority of Georgians support school choice, and nearly all of those support choice for all Georgia students regardless of family income, according to a survey unveiled today at a Georgia Public Policy Foundation event in Macon. The 2014 Georgia Education Survey, conducted for the Economics of Education Policy Center at Georgia College & State University, found that more than seven in 10 respondents (70.3 percent) approve of Georgia’s tax credit scholarships and more than eight in 10 respondents (80.5 percent) support Georgia’s scholarship program for… View Article
EVENT INVITATION June 16, 2014 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Foundation Celebrates Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day July 10 in Macon with School Choice Expert Dr. Ben Scafidi Atlanta – The Georgia Public Policy Foundation takes its annual Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day on the road again this year, this time celebrating the birthday of Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman with a luncheon event in Macon on Thursday, July 10. The event, which begins at noon at Macon’s Idle Hour Country Club, is keynoted by Dr. Ben Scafidi, the state’s foremost education expert, a professor of economics and director of the Economics of Education Policy Center at Georgia College & State University. Dr. Scafidi is a Senior Fellow… View Article
GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT May 5, 2014 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Last Chance to Register for Wednesday’s Health Event! Atlanta Today is the deadline to register for, “Concierge Care for the Little Guy,” the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Dr. Lee Gross, co-founder of Epiphany Health, a Direct Primary Care company, will explain how, with the concept of Direct Primary Care, individuals can afford coverage and care.How do we provide access to health care for the uninsured? How do we put patients in control? How do we promote price transparency? This event is open to the public and is $25 to attend. Find out more at… View Article
GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT April 24, 2014 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Foundation’s May 7 Event: ‘Concierge Care for the Little Guy’ Atlanta – How do we provide access to health care for the uninsured? How do we put patients in control? How do we promote price transparency? Learn about, “Concierge Care for the Little Guy,” at the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at the Cobb Galleria Centre. The keynote speaker is Dr. Lee Gross, co-founder of Epiphany Health, a Direct Primary Care company. He will explain how, with the concept of Direct Primary Care, individuals can afford coverage and care.This event is open to the public… View Article
GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT March 31, 2014 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Foundation’s April 24 Event: ‘School Choice: Big Gains in The Big Easy’  Atlanta – What does leadership in school choice look like? New Orleans, La.   What does leadership in school choice sound like? Matt Candler, chairman of the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools and CEO of 4.0 Schools.  Candler, an Atlanta native, is the keynote speaker at the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. Join Candler as he describes his team’s role in the disruption and transformation of education in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, leading to the most innovative and aggressive… View Article
GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT March 24, 2014 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Last Chance to Register for Wednesday’s ‘Legislative Roundup’ Kyle Wingfield, Eric Cochling Review the 2013-14 Session and Look Ahead Atlanta – If you haven’t yet registered, a reminder: Today is the registration deadline for “Georgia Legislative Roundup,” the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast Wednesday at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. The 8 a.m. event is open to the public and features Eric Cochling, vice president of Policy Development at the Georgia Center for Opportunity, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Kyle Wingfield. Discussion will focus on the 2014 Georgia Legislative Session and the General Assembly’s business on tap for 2015, including reforms in education choice and funding,… View Article
GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT March 11, 2014 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Register Now to Attend ‘Georgia Legislative Roundup,’ on March 26 Atlanta – Join Eric Cochling, vice president of Policy Development at the Georgia Center for Opportunity, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Kyle Wingfield at the Foundation’s 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast, “Georgia Legislative Roundup,” on Wednesday, March 26, at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. The discussion will focus on the 2014 Georgia Legislative Session and the General Assembly’s business on tap for 2015, including reforms in education choice and funding, pension reform, transportation funding, Medicaid expansion, tax reform, tort reform, criminal justice, and foster care. This event is open to the public and is $25 to attend. Register… View Article
Here is a selection of photos from our 2014 Annual Dinner!  What a great night we had celebrating with friends who’ve stood with us during 23 years of work to improve public policy in Georgia for everyone who lives here.  Thanks to our sponsors and friends whose support makes our work possible.  Thanks to our outstanding keynote speaker Daniel Garza, executive director of The LIBRE Initiative and former White House official during the President George W. Bush administration.  Thanks to our Great American Achievers who told their personal stories:  Sunny Park, Noel Khalil, Lisa Kelly and Anish Joseph.  Make sure to check our YouTube channel for videos which will be posted starting Monday, March 10.  And, we will be posting… View Article
Foundation’s March 5 Event Celebrates 23 Years in Georgia Atlanta – The Georgia Public Policy Foundation cordially invites you to attend the 2014 Annual Reception and Dinner, which begins at 6:30 p.m. on March 5, 2014, at the Galleria Centre in Cobb County. The Annual Reception and Dinner, which this year celebrates 23 years since the Foundation was established in Georgia, is our one fund-raising event each year. This is your opportunity to: Support the state’s only free-market public policy research organization Hear from prominent Georgians who seized opportunity and achieved the American Dream Learn how to expand the message of free markets, limited government and individual responsibility. The keynote speaker is Daniel Garza, executive director of the LIBRE Initiative View Article
GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release February 25, 2014 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Foundation Releases Study on Retirement Benefits Reform Unfunded Liabilities an Urgent, Growing Burden, Analysis Concludes Atlanta – Across the nation, cities and states are staring at a mountain of unfunded government pension and other employee benefits. For decades, public officials have freely doled out rich benefits to public employees, knowing the bill won’t be due until far in the future; what George Will describes as “‘IBG, YBG:’ I’ll be gone and you’ll be gone when the reckoning arrives.”   Reckoning is rapidly approaching for these governments and the taxpayers who fund them, according to a study released today by the Georgia Public… View Article

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