Wednesday, July 30, 2008

August 2008 Meeting

The Bastiat Society invites you to our next meeting on Wednesday evening, August 6th.

We are delighted to have Ashley Landess, President of the South Carolina Policy Council join us as our speaker. She will provide insight into state tax dollar spending on economic development as well as the dangers associated with the state meddling in free markets.

Please feel free to invite a friend or two for an evening of hors d'oeuvres and stimulating dialogue.

As usual, we will host a reception at 5 pm, and our program will begin at 6 pm.

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About our speaker:

Ashley Landess was born in Spartanburg, S.C. She has also lived in Dallas, Washington, D.C. and Chicago. She has a journalism degree from the University of North Texas. Her twenty-year career in communications includes a public policy background as well as consulting work for private businesses and charitable organizations.

She is president of the South Carolina Policy Council, a non-partisan public policy research organization located in Columbia. She has been at the Council since 1998, and previously served as its Vice President for Public Affairs. Ms. Landess has served on the SC Lottery Commission since 2003, when she was appointed by then-House Speaker David Wilkins. Landess is on the Executive Committee of the Commission, and chairs its advertising and marketing committee.

She was also appointed by Governor Sanford in 2005 to chair the School District Consolidation, which was legislatively charged with analyzing the cost savings from consolidation. Landess also served as a member of the Governor's Health Care Task Force in 2003.

Landess writes opinion columns on issues such as education reform, tax policy and government transparency, and those columns are published in dailies and weeklies across the state. Landess has appeared on statewide television and radio and delivered expert testimony on several issues. She is a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Columbia

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