From: Heartland Institute: The Government Relations Team
To: Dean Sanpei,
Subject: You Are Invited To An Exclusive Public Policy Event!
Date: Tue Jul 23 12:38:01 MDT 2013


Thursday, August 15

8:30 am - 3:30 pm 

2013 Emerging Issues Forum
Capital City Club
7 John Portman Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30303


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

VIP Dinner

Speakers, legislators, Heartland staff and others.

Location: TBD

You Are Invited To An Exclusive Public Policy Event!


A limited number of travel scholarships are available!


You are invited to join The Heartland Institute and more than 100 state lawmakers and policy experts in Atlanta at the 2013 Emerging Issues Forum on Thursday, August 15. At this premier policy event you will hear from some of the country’s leading experts in the areas of energy, the economy, education, health care, and more. Afterward, join the speakers, state lawmakers, Heartland staff, and other VIPs for dinner (details to follow).

Admission to the EIF and dinner is free for elected officials. A limited number of travel scholarships are available for lawmakers who are members of our Legislative Forum. Joining the Legislative Forum is only $99 for two years and $179 for a lifetime membership – it pays for itself!

Register today for the Emerging Issues Forum, where you’ll hear about some of the emerging issues in public policy, including:

Are Bold Tax Reforms Coming in 2014?
In 2013, many states said they were going to make income tax cuts and tax reform a top issue, but only a handful were able to get anything passed. North Carolina passed a bold tax reform that flattened and lowered the individual and corporate income taxes and repealed others. Could this help push other states to pass similar pro-growth tax reforms in 2014?

Energy Strong
This panel will discuss the future of hydraulic fracturing, renewable power mandates, climate taxes, and opportunities for states to grow their economies by encouraging responsible energy production without the use of subsidies.


Transforming Education
Education in the U.S. has been underperforming and over-spending for decades. American students perform poorly compared to their counterparts in other countries, despite the fact that per-pupil spending in the U.S. is far higher.  Each year more and more states are expanding school choice through increased access to charter schools, vouchers, education savings accounts, parent triggers, and tax credits. The panel will also talk about the Common Core and help lawmakers better understand what it is and what it isn’t.

States Fighting Back on Health Care
Twenty-six states have opposed implementing health insurance exchanges under the federal government’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and 19 have decided not to move forward with expanding Medicaid or are leaning in that direction. As states continue to debate how they should move forward on health care there are many things national and state legislators can do.


For more information about the Legislative Forum or to reserve your place at the Emerging Issues Forum, contact Robin Knox, at 312/377-4000 or email


The Heartland Institute is a 29-year-old national nonprofit organization based in Chicago.

Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems.

For more information, visit our Web site at or call 312/377-4000.


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