Category: Press Releases

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT INVITATION March 19, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Registration Open for, ‘Telehealth: Taking Health Care to the Next Level,’ A Georgia Public Policy Foundation Leadership Breakfast on April 23 Atlanta — The health care industry has embraced opportunities provided by information technology in numerous ways. But policy and politics still handicap the medical community when it comes to fully incorporating telemedicine and, more broadly, telehealth.  Find out what’s happening around the nation and in Georgia – and what needs to happen – when it comes to innovative implementation of telehealth for greater efficiency, greater cost-effectiveness, better quality, better access and a better patient experience. Register NOW for, “Telehealth: Taking Health Care View Article
GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT February 19, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org  Register for “American Dream, American Nightmare,” with Cato’s Randal O’Toole Atlanta – Did you know that Georgia had the nation’s fourth-highest foreclosure rate in 2012? There were 105,610 foreclosure filings last year, or one for every 39 homes. Who’s to blame? Greedy bankers? Corrupt politicians? Ignorant homeowners? Find out from Randal O’Toole, author of, “American Nightmare: How Government Undermines the Dream of Homeownership,” at the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast at 8.a.m. on Tuesday, February 19 at Cobb County’s Georgian Club.   The event, titled “American Dream, American Nightmare“, is a not-to-be-missed explanation of the forces at play in the housing… View Article
MEDIA ADVISORY   December 7, 2012   Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Atlanta – Just one week after attending the national Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting, national transportation expert Robert W. Poole will keynote, “Moving Georgia Ahead: What’s Coming Down the Pike,” a January 24, 2013, Leadership Breakfast hosted by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. Poole is director of transportation policy and Searle Freedom Trust Transportation Fellow at Reason Foundation, which he co-founded. An MIT-trained engineer, Poole has advised the Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Clinton the George W. Bush administrations. He will provide an update on the outlook for transportation policy, funding and policy amid fiscal constraints and partisan politics, and describe… View Article

Moving Georgia Ahead: What’s Coming Down the Pike

Just one week after attending the national Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting, transportation analyst Robert W. Poole will keynote “Moving Georgia Ahead: What’s Coming Down the Pike,” a January 24, 2013 Leadership Breakfast hosted by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. Poole, co-founder of the Reason Foundation, will provide an update on the outlook for transportation policy, funding and policy amid fiscal constraints and partisan politics, and describe Georgia’s options for mobility and congestion relief. “Moving Georgia Ahead: What’s Coming Down the PikeA Leadership Breakfast 8 a.m., Thursday, January 24, 2013 The Georgian Club  100 Galleria Parkway, Suite 1700, Atlanta, GA 30339 This event is $25 to attend. Register here by Tuesday,… View Article
GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 9, 2012 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050  Atlanta – Are you joining us? Friday is the deadline to register for the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s October 16 Policy Briefing Luncheon and Book Forum. We’re marking the 87th birthday of Margaret Thatcher (October 13), Britain’s only female Prime Minister, who served three consecutive terms (1979-1990) and is one of the dominant political figures of 20th-century Britain.   The keynote speaker is Thatcher advisor John Blundell, her decades-long friend and author of, “Margaret Thatcher: A Portrait of The Iron Lady.” The event, which begins at noon at the Georgian Club in Cobb County, will cost $60 to attend and includes a… View Article
GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2012 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 Foundation’s Policy Briefing Luncheon and Book Forum Celebrates The Iron Lady’s Birthday with Thatcher advisor John Blundell Atlanta – October 13 is the 87th birthday of Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s only female Prime Minister, who served three consecutive terms (1979-1990) and is one of the dominant political figures of 20th-century Britain, where “Thatcherism” continues to have a huge influence.  Celebrate the Iron Lady’s birthday on Tuesday, October 16, with the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and Thatcher advisor John Blundell, her decades-long friend and author of, “Margaret Thatcher: A Portrait of The Iron Lady.” The event, a noon Policy Briefing Luncheon and Book… View Article
GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION MEDIA ADVISORY Thursday, September 20, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Georgia think tank ready with ideas for freight, funding and congestion relief Atlanta The Georgia Public Policy Foundation will unveil, “Getting Georgia Moving: Plan B for Transportation,” on Friday, September 21, at 3 p.m. during the third annual Georgia Legislative Policy Forum at the W Atlanta Midtown (188 14th Street). The Conservative Policy Leadership Institute (CPLI) and the Georgia Public Policy Foundation are joint hosts of the Georgia Legislative Policy Forum. In addition to the transportation proposals, the daylong event will feature national experts and policy leaders spotlighting health care reform, options in education and the innovation economy.… View Article

Foundation Unveils Its New Web Site

Dear Friends of Georgia, More than 20 years ago, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation was established with the goal of promoting market-based public policy in our state. We began publishing a newsletter and occasional papers, holding policy events and sending out our weekly “Friday Fax.” About 15 years ago, we created our Web site to take advantage of Al Gore’s invention, the Internet, and started posting our papers and the Friday Fax. In 2003, we committed to publishing a weekly commentary and, as more people switched to e-mail, we gradually did away with the Friday Fax facsimile version (you did remember that’s what “fax” stands for?!) and renamed it the Friday Facts. We embraced social media and nowadays you can… View Article
Atlanta – You are invited to attend a June 27 noon Policy Briefing Luncheon and Book Forum, “The Road to Freedom,” at the Georgian Club in Cobb County, hosted by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and keynoted by Arthur C. Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute. The event registration fee of $50 includes a copy of “The Road to Freedom,” Mr. Brooks’ brand-new book in which he leads the fight for cultural renewal in America based on free enterprise. The book is described as the blueprint for defending free enterprise against the powerful forces of big government. Register by Monday, June 25, online at http://tinyurl.com/y27h3dk.   Mr. Brooks has conducted research on the connections between culture,… View Article
Atlanta — Ahead of Georgia’s July 31 regional referendum on a penny transportation sales tax, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation will host “Getting Georgia Going,” a Leadership Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, at Cobb County’s Georgian Club.   Reason Foundation transportation policy analyst Baruch Feigenbaum will unveil a study of the state of transportation in Georgia, focusing on the transportation project list for metro Atlanta, and discuss “Getting Georgia Going” into congestion relief and mobility. Feigenbaum, a resident of metro Atlanta, has a diverse background researching and implementing transportation issues including public-private partnerships, high-speed rail, highway funding, land use, government spending and ports. Feigenbaum, who has a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning with a… View Article

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