GBPI Policy Conference to Address State's Fiscal Crisis

As Georgia agencies face the worst fiscal crisis in over 20 years, the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute will hold a conference to discuss the impacts and develop revenue solutions. The conference is set for January 8, 2009 in Atlanta, and the theme is “Fiscal Crisis – What are the Options?”

Dr. Doug Skelton, out-going President of GPHA, is scheduled to speak during a session entitled, “Prevention for a Healthier Georgia: Investments in Disease Prevention Yields Savings.” He’ll be joined in that session by Dr. Jeff Levi, Executive Director of the Trust for America’s Health.

According to an event flyer, attendees will also “hear from the House and Senate Appropriations Chairmen, as well as the Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.  In addition, leading advocates for children, education, and persons with disabilities will highlight the impacts of budget cuts, while the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute will lead a discussion of the necessity of and options for revenue solutions.”

The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Loudermilk Conference Center at 40 Courtland Street in Atlanta. Registration is $50 per person ($25 for students).

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