Georgia Legislative Update
Lunch Speaker Kyle Wingfield: Local Legislation that Will Impact Your Business and Your Family

Tip O'Neill, a former Speaker of the US House of Representatives, is often connected to this quote that may have originated in the 1930s.  Most of us would agree that Georgia policies and politics impact how our business every day.  And it impacts our schools, our safety and our quality of life.

We’ll hear about current proposed legislation to address education, healthcare, housing affordability and economic freedom/opportunity. With “Crossover Day," earlier this week, there is much activity underway – and opportunity for your involvement.   

Believing that an informed constituency is the best constituency, and your engagement with your representatives a vital part of the process,  we welcome our speaker Kyle Wingfield, the president and CEO of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.  A native of Dalton and graduate of the UGA joined the Foundation as president and CEO in April 2018 after spending 9 years as an opinion columnist for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has also worked for the Wall Street Journal, based in Brussels, Belgium, from 2004 to 2009, and for the Associated Press, based in Atlanta and Montgomery, Ala., from 2001 to 2004.

At the AJC, Kyle wrote often about state politics and policy, focusing especially on education and school choice, transportation, health care, and state and local taxation. He is a frequent guest on GPB’s “Political Rewind” show and was a finalist for the Reason Foundation’s Bastiat Prize for Journalism in 2013. Kyle’s weekly column continues to appear in 10 newspapers around the state.

Kyle received the UGA Grady College’s John E. Drewry Young Alumnus Award in 2006, was named to the UGA Alumni Association’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2012 and is a member of UGA’s Board of Visitors. He is a member of Leadership Georgia’s Class of 2018 and, as an Eagle Scout, remains an active volunteer in Scouting.

Posted by Hal Schlenger
March 9, 2023


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