KENNESAW — Hundreds of conservative public policy experts, state legislators and concerned citizens are expected to discuss Georgia’s future Saturday at a daylong conference organized by the Georgia chapter of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation.
The Georgia E3 Summit will feature the Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Moore, JunkScience.com founder Steve Milloy and Georgia Tech economist Christine Ries as guest speakers.
The conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Murray Arts Center at Mount Paran Christian School, 1275 Stanley Road in Kennesaw. Admission is $25 for adults, $15 for students, $45 for two individuals and $75 for a family four-pack. Limited VIP tickets are $200. Registration is online at www.georgiae3summit.com.
Virginia Galloway of Paulding County, AFPF-Georgia’s state director, said the conference will focus on economic, energy and educational problems facing the state.
“They’re vitally important issues that people need to know about because we could help change policy whether it’s an election year or not,” she said.
The event will feature four different breakout sessions for each of the three issues throughout the day with panels, discussions and policy forums. It will also include the unveiling of a tax policy program that will allow members of the public to create their own tax reform packages.
“We got some reform passed last year, but it really wasn’t comprehensive like we wanted,” Galloway said.
AFPF Georgia advocates for limited government and is associated with the Arlington, Va.-based political advocacy group Americans for Prosperity. The group, co-founded and financed by oil billionaires Charles and David Koch, has been instrumental in the tea party movement.
Galloway said the foundation she runs has been in existence for six years in Georgia and is self-funded. Saturday’s summit is being sponsored by the Georgia Tea Party and Partnership for Affordable Clean Energy.