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Friday Facts: September 4, 2020

It’s Friday! Quotes of Note “U.S. debt has reached its highest level compared to the size of the economy since World War II and is projected to exceed it next year, the result of a giant fiscal response to the coronavirus pandemic. … That would put the U.S. in the company of a handful of nations with debt loads that exceed their economies, including Japan, Italy and Greece.” –  Wall Street Journal “In one sense, this deficit bug is only a symptom of the real virus. Today’s federal government bears almost no resemblance … Continue Reading →

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Friday Facts: August 28, 2020

It’s Friday! The 2020 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum ended this week after eight sessions that began July 15. Click on the links to view each session – Zoom webinars – on the Foundation’s YouTube channel here. July 15 opening keynote, “An Education Conversation” with Betsy DeVos, U.S. Secretary of Education July 21 panel session, “Opportunities for Education Adaptation” July 28 panel session, “Budget Calisthenics” August 4 panel session, “The Changing Views of Land Use and Transportation” August 11 panel session, “The Economy: Effects and Expectations” August 18 panel session, “Affordable … Continue Reading →

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Friday Facts: August 21, 2020

It’s Friday! The 2020 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum enters its final week! Click on the links for information and registration for next week’s Zoom sessions: August 25 panel discussion: “Healthcare: The Diagnosis, The Prognosis” August 27 closing keynote speech: “A Constitution Conversation,” with Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold D. Melton. There is no charge to register, but participants must have an authenticated Zoom account. Read more here. The Forum’s theme is “Wisdom, Justice, Adaptation,” a play on the state motto: “Wisdom, Justice, Moderation.” The topics: Education; The Budget; Land … Continue Reading →

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Friday Facts: August 14, 2020

It’s Friday! The 2020 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum has passed the halfway mark. Find information and registration for upcoming sessions: August 18: “Affordable Housing or Housing Affordability?” August 25: “Healthcare: The Diagnosis, The Prognosis” August 27: Closing Keynote, with Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold Melton There is no charge to register for this series, but participants must have an authenticated Zoom account. Read more here. The Forum’s theme is “Wisdom, Justice, Adaptation,” a play on the state motto: “Wisdom, Justice, Moderation.” The topics: Education; The Budget; Land Use and … Continue Reading →

Speaker Pro Tem Jan Jones on Education: ‘One Size Does Not Fit All’

By Jan Jones I participated in a Georgia Public Policy Foundation virtual panel on July 21 to discuss what changes might come about in K-12 education during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. We are in the midst of a stunning and changing time. This includes school systems, teachers and parents preparing for the fall term when Georgia’s children will return to learning, a lot in an online format. My role as Speaker Pro Tempore of the Georgia House of Representatives puts me in different communities across our state. I’ve observed … Continue Reading →

2020 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum Session 1: EDUCATION

REGISTER HERE July 21: Session One EDUCATION Please note: For security purposes, only participants with verified Zoom accounts will be granted access to the 2020 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum Zoom sessions. Create your free Zoom account here. 11:00            Welcome and Overview                       Kyle Wingfield, President and CEO, Georgia Public Policy Foundation 11:05 -12:15           Opportunities for Education Adaptation Opportunities for Education Adaptation Few crises in recent memory have affected the education landscape … Continue Reading →

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2020 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum Program

Access the program, speaker bios and registration links for the 2020 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum here.

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Friday Facts: February 28, 2020

It’s Friday! Quotes of Note “Overall, the evidence indicates that occupational licensing limits workers’ ability to enter professions or move to new areas with greater opportunity.” – Council of Economic Advisors “Our dangers, as it seems to me, are not from the outrageous but from the conforming; not from those who rarely and under the lurid glare of obloquy upset our moral complaisance, or shock us with unaccustomed conduct, but from those, the mass of us, who take their virtues and their tastes, like their shirts and their furniture, from … Continue Reading →

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Friday Facts: December 13, 2019

It’s Friday! News and events January 28, 2020: The Georgia Public Policy Foundation celebrates 29 years of policy over politics with an Anniversary Celebration and Freedom Award Dinner in the Egyptian Ballroom of the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, January 28! The keynote speaker is John A. Allison, retired CEO of BB&T and the Cato Institute. The Foundation’s prestigious Freedom Award will be presented to Sunny K. Park. Find more information here; contact Kennedy@georgiapolicy.org for sponsorship information. We’re hiring: The Foundation is in search of a Policy and Research Director to … Continue Reading →

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Friday Facts: December 6, 2019

It’s Friday! News and events January 28, 2020: The Georgia Public Policy Foundation celebrates 29 years of policy over politics with an Anniversary Celebration and Freedom Award Dinner in the Egyptian Ballroom of the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, January 28! The keynote speaker is John A. Allison, retired CEO of BB&T and the Cato Institute. The Foundation’s prestigious Freedom Award will be presented to Sunny K. Park. Information here. We’re hiring: The Foundation is in search of a Policy and Research Director to work with the President and Vice President … Continue Reading →

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Friday Facts: November 22, 2019

It’s Friday! Events January 28, 2020: The Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s Anniversary Celebration and Freedom Award Dinner will take place in the Egyptian Ballroom of the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, January 28!  Details to follow.  Quotes of note  “The real problem is that socialism makes things expensive. Why run buses when you can earn political favors by spending billions building rail lines? Why bother negotiating with unions when you can get their votes by agreeing to their demands for high pay and generous pensions? Why bother being efficient when you … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: November 15, 2019

It’s Friday! Events Today’s the day: The Foundation is hosting the 2019 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly. We hope to see you there! January 28, 2020: Mark your calendar for the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s Anniversary Celebration and Freedom Award Dinner at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, January 28! Quotes of note  “Nothing can enter the public treasury for the benefit of one citizen or one class unless other citizens and other classes have been forced to send it in. If every person draws from the … Continue Reading →

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Friday Facts: October 4, 2019

Just 18% of U.S. households have enough liquid assets to cover the cost of a new car, The Wall Street Journal reports.   It’s Friday! Events November 15: The agenda is online for the 2019 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum, which features nearly two dozen policy experts and leaders on issues affecting Georgia: education, healthcare, opportunity, regulation and transportation. Registration is $100 for the daylong event on Friday, November 15, at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly. The theme: “Wisdom, Justice, Mobility.” Read about it here; register here. Quotes of note  “In proportion … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: September 20, 2019

Updates on energy and environment, education, and healthcare.

Friday Facts: September 13, 2019

It’s Friday! Events September 18: Register by Monday to attend “License to Work,” a Foundation noon Policy Briefing Luncheon with the Georgians First Commission task force, focused on occupational licensing reforms. The Savannah Golf Club in Savannah. Register here. September 24: America’s Future Foundation and DonorTrust’s Novus Society seek to engage young professionals, entrepreneurs and philanthropists in the liberty movement. They host “Who Killed Civil Society?” a luncheon event in Atlanta featuring Howard Husock, vice president at the Manhattan Institute. $10. Information, registration here. September 26: “The Student-Loan Debt Dilemma” … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: August 30, 2019

Spam, scooters and school choice.

Friday Facts: August 23, 2019

Autonomous driving, robot nurses and Atlanta’s wealth of surveillance cameras.

Friday Facts: August 2, 2019

The middle class is shrinking?

Friday Facts: July 19, 2019

Chronic loneliness, skipping vacation and ‘Medicare for All’

Friday Facts: July 12, 2019

Southern ‘poverty,’ high-cost higher-ed, nebulous ‘character’ definitions