Heartland Institute to Host ‘Arkansas Policy Forum’ in Little Rock

October 19, 2010
Tammy Nash

Experts from The Heartland Institute will probe policy issues at a forum to be held in Little Rock, Arkansas on Thursday, October 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Committee Room 151 at the Capitol Building. Complimentary food and beverages will be provided, followed by presentations and Q&A.
 
“This Heartland Policy Forum aims to educate and enlighten those inside and outside the capitol building about the major issues facing the Natural State,” said Heartland's Director of Government Relations, Peter Fotos. “Heartland experts will be offering a roadmap on how Arkansas can become a leader in improving education, promoting economic growth, and reforming Medicaid”.
 
“The Heartland Institute has always prided itself as being forward thinking when it comes to discovering, developing, and delivering the freshest free-market solutions to social and economic problems,” said Heartland’s Budget and Tax Legislative Specialist, John Nothdurft. “Our cutting edge reforms like the ‘parent trigger’ are the ideal policy solutions for a state in dire need of education improvement.”
 
WHO
Legislators, Business and Civic leaders, Education Leaders, Health Care Leaders, and Media

WHAT
Arkansas Policy Forum

WHEN AND WHERE
Thursday, October 21, 2010
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CST
State Capitol, Committee Room 151
Little Rock, AR 72201

AGENDA

10:30 a.m. Opening Remarks
Peter Fotos, director of government relations, The Heartland Institute

10:35 a.m. The Parent Trigger
Marc Oestreich, education legislative specialist for The Heartland Institute, will present a cutting-edge school reform idea called the “Parent Trigger.” This innovation empowers parents and gives local educators more autonomy.
 
11:15 a.m. How to Improve Arkansas’ Business Climate
John Nothdurft, budget and tax legislative specialist for The Heartland Institute will offer suggestions on how Arkansas can attract businesses in a fiscally responsible manner.
 
11:45 a.m. What to Do with Medicaid
Peter Fotos, director of government relations for The Heartland Institute, will explain how Obamacare will affect Arkansas’ Medicaid system.
 
Register now by calling John Nothdurft at 312/377-4000 or via email at jnothdurft@heartland.org.
 
The Heartland Institute is a 26-year-old national nonprofit research and education organization based in Chicago. Heartland’s mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems.
 
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