Insights 2017 Policy Conference

Insights 2017

11th Annual Policy Conference

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Jan. 25, 2017 for our Insights 2017 conference. We hope you gained new insights into the big issues heating up at the Gold Dome. We discussed details of the governor’s 2018 budget proposal, state funding for education, options for Georgia to rescue its ailing health care system and other hot topics.

Click here for a recap of the event.


Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017

7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (registration and breakfast start at 7 a.m.)

At the Loudermilk Center

40 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

7 a.m. – Breakfast and welcome

7:45 a.m. – Legislative panel discusses 2017 hot topics
  • Senate Finance Chair Chuck Hufstetler and House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams
8:15 a.m.GBPI’s signature state budget analysis
8:35 a.m. – Improving college access and affordability panel discussion
  • Southern Regional Education Board Vice President Cheryl Blanco, State Rep. Stacey Godfrey Evans, Savannah State University President Cheryl Davenport Dozier and State Senate Higher Education Chair Fran Millar
9:55 a.m. – K-12 education breakout session covers school funding needs
  • Ga. Dept. of Education Chief of Staff Matt Jones, Ga. School Boards Assn. Director of Policy and Legislative Services Angela Palm and Baldwin County Superintendent Noris Price
9:55 a.m. – Economic opportunity for women breakout session covers child care and the benefits of a new Georgia Work Credit
  • Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students Executive Director Mindy Binderman and Step Up Savannah Director for Asset Building and Financial Empowerment Robyn Wainner
11:05 a.m. – Navigating the uncertain health care future – an up-to-the-minute briefing
  • Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Vice President for Health Policy Judy Solomon
11:30 a.m. – Lunch and keynote
  • Keynote speaker and The Bitter Southerner Editor Chuck Reece
1:15 – 1:30 p.m. – Closing remarks


Atlanta Community Food Bank

Bondurant Mixson & Elmore

Bryan Cave LLP

Essig Gehl Consulting

Frank Family Foundation

Georgia AFL-CIO

Georgia Association of Educators

Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education

Georgia School Boards Association

Georgians for a Healthy Future

Goodwill of North Georgia

Hemophilia of Georgia

Professional Association of Georgia Educators

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia

Statewide Independent Living Council of Georgia

United Way of Greater Atlanta

Voices for Georgia’s Children


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