Tag: Balanced Budget Amendment

Friday Facts: July 31, 2015

It’s Friday! Events August 7: Join the Foundation’s Benita Dodd at “Due Process Denied: How Civil Asset Forfeiture Undermines Freedom,” a 12:30 p.m. breakout session at Red State Gathering, (Hope Room, Intercontinental Buckhead Hotel) Moderated by Jason Pye, FreedomWorks’ Director of Justice Reform, the panel will include Marc Levin of the Texas Public Policy Foundation and Lance Lemmonds of the Coalition for Public Safety. October 15: The Sixth Annual Georgia Legislative Policy Forum takes place at the Renaissance Waverly Atlanta on Thursday, Oct. 15. Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, is the keynote. The theme is, “Wisdom, Justice and Opportunity.” Details here. Registration is $125 per person; an Early Bird rate… View Article
Atlanta Journal-Constitution conservative columnist Kyle Wingfield and Georgia Center for Opportunity vice president Eric Cochling discuss eight issues that impact Georgians.  This conversation was recorded at our “Georgia Legislative Roundup” policy leadership breakfast on March 26 at The Georgian Club in Cobb County.  Segment introductions by Kelly McCutchen. Eric Cochling:  Georgia Criminal Justice Reform Success Kyle Wingfield: Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment Initiatives Eric Cochling: Child Welfare and Foster Care Reform  Kyle Wingfield: Traffic Congestion and Transportation $$$ Eric Cochling:  Education Funding and School Choice Kyle Wingfield: Georgia Income Tax and Pension Reform Eric Cochling: Medicaid and Access to Health Care Kyle Wingfield: Entrenched Threats to Innovation  … View Article
This year Senate and House legislators have passed three bills that use different approaches but share a common goal, that states should be able to compel the federal government to operate within a balanced budget.  The Compact for America approach passed as House Bill 794 would bring participating states together at a convention to pass a balanced budget constitutional amendment. Action by the convention would not by itself compel the federal government to live within a balanced budget.  Congress would be required to act on the proposed amendment and states would be required to ratify the language.  Goldwater Institute constitutional scholar Nick Dranias explained the balanced budget constitutional amendment approach at the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s February 26 Leadership Breakfast… View Article

Register TODAY for Balanced Budget Amendment Event

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT REMINDER February 24, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Deadline is TODAY to Register for Balanced Budget Amendment Event AtlantaAnd then there were three: Last week the Georgia House of Representatives passed three bills focused on reining in the federal government’s spending. If you’re tired of federal overspending, too, today is your last chance to sign up to attend Wednesday’s event and find out about the legislation aimed at a balanced budget amendment! That’s because today is the deadline to register to attend the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s Wednesday Leadership Breakfast, “The Case for the Compact for a Balanced Budget Amendment.” The 8 a.m. event at Cobb County’s… View Article

Upcoming Events: Balanced Budget Event; Annual Dinner

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION MEDIA ADVISORY February 20, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Foundation Announces 2 Upcoming Events Atlanta – The Georgia Public Policy Foundation is pleased to announce two upcoming events: The Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast at 8 a.m. on February 26 at Cobb County’s Galleria Centre, “The Case for the Compact for a Balanced Budget Amendment,” is keynoted by constitutional scholar Nick Dranias of the Goldwater Institute. This event is open to the public and is $25 to attend. Find out more at http://tinyurl.com/k55zeht; register online by Monday, February 24 at http://bit.ly/LewuTz. Media interested in attending please contact Benita Dodd. The Foundation’s 2014 Annual Reception and Dinner, keynoted by Daniel Garza View Article

Article V Constitutional Amendment Momentum Grows

By Mike Klein Legislators are considering several bills that would ensure Georgia is there if a Constitutional Convention is called for a single purpose to compel the federal government to operate within a balanced budget. This week the Judiciary Committee recommended full House passage of Senate Resolution 371 which is one of three similar bills now before the General Assembly. Next Wednesday morning the Georgia Public Policy Foundation will host “The Case for the Compact for a Balanced Budget Amendment” with Nick Dranias, constitutional scholar and policy analyst at the Goldwater Institute in Arizona.  Dranias will discuss how states can work together to ratify a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  Click here to learn more and register. Senator… View Article

Register for Feb. 26 Event on Balanced Budget Amendment

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT REMINDER February 18, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Register for Balanced Budget Amendment Event Atlanta –  Have you registered yet for the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s February 26 Leadership Breakfast? Are you tired of federal overspending? Attend, “The Case for the Compact for a Balanced Budget Amendment,” an 8 a.m. event at Cobb County’s Galleria Centre to find out how the states can rein in the federal budget. And Georgia can take the lead! Keynoted by constitutional scholar Nick Dranias of the Goldwater Institute, this event is open to the public and is $25 to attend. Dranias will discuss the non-partisan effort to promote and seek legislation by the states… View Article

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