AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation and the Texas Association of Business will hold a press conference with world-renown economist Dr. Arthur Laffer to discuss the findings of Dr. Laffer’s new study on economic impact of school choice in Texas. The press conference will take place during the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s annual Policy Orientation on Wednesday, January 7th, at 1:00 p.m. CST in front of the Capitol View South Room in the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol. The Texas Public Policy Foundation and the Texas Association of Business commissioned the study, The Texas Economy and School Choice, which analyzes the economic impact of the Taxpayer Savings Grant Program.  

  • Dr. Arthur Laffer, Founder and Chairman, Laffer Associates
  • Senator Donna Campbell, M.D., Texas State Senate
  • Kent Grusendorf, Director, Center for Education Freedom, TPPF
  • Bill Hammond, CEO, Texas Association of Business


WHAT:         Press Conference on The Texas Economy and School Choice
WHEN:   Wednesday, January 7, 2015
    1:00 p.m. CST
WHERE:   Capitol View South Room
    Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
    701 East 11th Street
    Austin, TX 78702


The Honorable Kent Grusendorf, Senior Fellow for Education, represented Arlington in the Texas Legislature for twenty years, focusing on education. Serving on the House Public Education Committee and various Select Committees, he played a significant role in crafting legislative responses to the Edgewood I, Edgewood II, Edgewood III, Edgewood IV, and West Orange Cove school-finance court decisions.

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

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