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AFP GA Statement: Governor Deal signs Zero Based Budgeting into Law, Vetoes “Sunset” bill

May 11, 2012 J

AFPGA activists would like to thank the Legislature and Governor Deal for passing Zero Based Budgeting, setting in motion a scheduled comprehensive process of drilling down into each state agency’s budget. As we travel the state and explain how the budgeting process has worked in Georgia in the past, with legislators voting on “Continuance + x%” there has been insistence that this policy be enacted by law. Occasional critics have stated that ZBB is only as good as the people implementing it, which is true. But it does set up a systematic review of every agency receiving state tax dollars, which is an improvement. Increased knowledge of the budget will lead to more accountability by the agencies and the lawmakers who pass the budget.

Making The Grade In GA Macon Town Hall – Tuesday, May 1 7PM

April 17, 2012 J

[img_assist|nid=27360|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=232|height=300]Come learn about school choice options available right here in the Bibb County area and in the State of Georgia. Preview a groundbreaking documentary on the status of school and student performance in Georgia, Making the Grade. And, most importantly, find out which educational options are available to your family, and have your questions on school choice and education reform answered by education experts.

Date: Tue, May 1
Time: 7-8:30PM
Location: Tatnall Square Academy (Trojan Hall)
111 Trojan Trail Macon, Georgia 31210

RSVP appreciated - call the Center for an Educated Georgia at 678-578-6067 or email contact@educatedgeorgia.org

Making The Grade Chatham Town Hall – Thur, May 10, 6:30PM (Savannah)

April 12, 2012 J

[img_assist|nid=27284|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=300|height=250]Facebook Event Page HERE
Download Poster HERE

Parents Gathering To Learn & Sound Off At Chatham School Choice Town Hall
- Screening of documentary film and discussion with Rep. Ron Stephens -
A lively discussion about School Choice and the Georgia General Assembly action related to Charter Schools takes front and center at an upcoming town hall and screening of the documentary film, “Making The Grade In GA: Educational Freedom & Justice for All”. The evening will feature State Representative Ron Stephens.

The event will be co-hosted by Americans For Prosperity Foundation GA, the Savannah Tea Party and Representative Stephens. Rep. Stephens is an outspoken supporter of the HR 1162 Charter School Constitutional Amendment that passed the Legislature this year.

Making The Grade N. Fulton Town Hall – Tue, May 1, 7PM (Roswell)

April 12, 2012 J

[img_assist|nid=27282|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=194|height=300]Facebook Event Page HERE
Download Poster HERE

Parents Gathering To Learn & Sound Off At N. Fulton School Choice Town Hall
- Screening of documentary film and panel discussion with legislators -
A lively discussion about School Choice and the Georgia General Assembly action related to Charter Schools takes front and center at an upcoming town hall and screening of the documentary film, “Making The Grade In GA: Educational Freedom & Justice for All”. The evening will feature Senator John Albers, Representative Jan Jones, GA Charter School Association President Tony Roberts and others.