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Balanced Budget Amendment Event

February 26, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 9:15 am

Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or

Discover the Case for the Compact for a Balanced Budget Amendment

Atlanta – Are you tired of out-of-control federal spending? Join the Georgia Public Policy Foundation on Wednesday, February 26 for “The Case for the Compact for a Balanced Budget Amendment,” an 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast at Cobb County’s Galleria Centre featuring constitutional scholar Nick Dranias of the Goldwater Institute.

This event is open to the public. The charge is $25 to attend. Register online by Monday, February 24 at http://bit.ly/LewuTz.

Dranias will discuss the non-partisan effort to promote and seek legislation by the states and the U.S. Congress to ratify a balanced budget amendment into the U.S. Constitution via Article V.

Nick Dranias is Director of Policy Development and Constitutional Government at the Goldwater Institute, a Phoenix, Arizona-based public policy advocacy and research organization established in 1988. He led the Institute’s successful challenge to Arizona’s system of government campaign financing to the U.S. Supreme Court. Using an emergency motion invoking the archaic All Writs Act, Dranias was able to persuade the Court to block campaign subsidies from being paid to government-funded candidates during the 2010 election cycle.

Dranias is a constitutional scholar whose articles have been published by leading law reviews, bar journals and think tanks across the country. His latest works are (with Byron Schlomach), “Recognizing Pension Fund Insolvency: A Catalyst for Reform” and (with Andrew Kleit), “Moving Forward: A Roadmap for Choice and Competition.”

Dranias also serves on the board of Compact for America Inc., which is urging the states to advance a Balanced Budget Amendment using an interstate compact.

Register online by Monday, February 24 at http://bit.ly/LewuTz.  (Difficulty registering? E-mail or call 404-256-4050). Media interested in attending please contact Benita Dodd.

Who: Nick Dranias
What: “The Case for the Compact for a Balanced Budget Amendment,” a Leadership Breakfast
When: 8 a.m. February 26, 2014
Where: Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339
Directions: http://tinyurl.com/m4gctl4
Attire: Business, Business Casual. No jeans, cut-offs, tennis shoes, collarless sport shirts, shorts or athletic attire.

About the Georgia Public Policy Foundation: Established in 1991, the Foundation is an independent, state-focused think tank that proposes market-oriented approaches to public policy to improve the lives of Georgians. The Foundation’s regular events include Leadership Breakfasts and Policy Briefing Luncheons. Weekly publications are the Friday Facts and Friday Idea commentaries. Visit our Web site at georgiapolicy.org. Join The Forum at forum.georgiapolicy.org. Like the Foundation’s Facebook page at facebook.com/GeorgiaPolicy and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/gppf.


February 26, 2014
8:00 am - 9:15 am