AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) is pleased to announce that Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Nevada Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison, and former Senator Phil Gramm as keynote speakers at the 14th Annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature. The keynote luncheon, “Education Freedom and the American Future” will take place on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 12:30 pm CST at the Hilton Austin Hotel in the Grand Ballroom.
The keynote session will be livestreamed at:

“We are honored to have three taxpayer heroes attend the TPPF conference in January to talk about educational choice,” said Kent Grusendorf, senior fellow and director of the Center for Education Freedom at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. “Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and former U.S. Senator Phil Gramm will share the keynote panel with Nevada’s Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison to discuss educational choice. Half the states have some form of private school choice program in place. Unfortunately, Texas has none. This panel will focus on the exemplary program passed by Nevada this year and look ahead to what Texas should do regarding educational choice.”
For over thirteen years, the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Policy Orientation has been one of the nation’s top policy conferences, selling out each year while bringing together lawmakers, policy experts, and engaged citizens from across the political spectrum to discuss critical issues facing the Lone Star State and America. This year’s program includes more than 35 panel discussions and debates on the major issues affecting Texas’ future. 
Members of the public and media who wish to attend may register and view the agenda at:
Keynote and plenary sessions will be livestreamed at: 

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.

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