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"There is no better asset than having Susan Meyers as a strategist who has been in the news business, understands what makes a story and can position your message in the best possible light..."

- former Georgia House Speaker
Mark Burkhalter

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Oak Grove Communications
P.O. Box 451432
Atlanta, Georgia 31145

Phone: 404-518-2271

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Clients In The News:

  • This Life with Gracie: Church families open homes to children caught in opioid crisis - Cheryl Smith and her husband, Jeremy, had already gone through private adoption to build their family, but the thought of fostering a child scared them. The thought of having to say goodbye to a child they had cared for and loved seemed like the hardest thing in the world.

  • Seven Business Solutions to Reduce Health Care Costs - As a businessman who runs a large health care company, I can say that the Affordable Care Act - including its 2,600 pages of regulations - is the worst operational plan in government history. That's because it was designed by bureaucrats and academics who don't understand how health care works and how to make it operate efficiently.

  • WELCOME TO AMAZON, GEORGIA: CITY OFFERS TO CHANGE NAME TO HOST FIRM'S HQ2 - Cities are going to extreme lengths to be chosen as the location for the second Amazon headquarters, and one in Georgia is even willing to change its name to that of the technology giant if picked.

  • Americans Follow Britain, Vote for Independence and Say "Enough" - The election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States early Wednesday morning certainly was a call to freedom ignited by a movement of small business and individuals across our nation who said enough is enough.

  • The real problem with the GOP's Obamacare alternative - When families put together a spending plan, it used to be that rent or a mortgage consumed the largest portion of the family budget. In today's economy, however, healthcare is quickly becoming the largest expense.

  • Religious groups angered by veto - Critics accuse Deal of being out of touch with Georgians' values. State Sen. Marty Harbin, R-Tyrone, wants a special session to override the veto.

  • Nevada's Education Savings Showdown - Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice Program Director Michael Chartier on the future of Nevada's groundbreaking school choice initiative.

  • The ultimate in school choice or school as a commodity? - Starting next school year, any parent in Nevada can pull a child from the state's public schools and take tax dollars with them, giving families the option to use public money to pay for private or parochial school or even for home schooling.

  • To Make Health Care Affordable, Tackle Defensive Medicine - On the fifth anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act this week, one issue remains constant: There is a great need to find a solution to skyrocketing health care costs.

  • Paying God's Love Forward - A boy alone at Christmas receives a gift that would change his life.

  • Juan to Obama: Stop Favoring Unions, Start Favoring Kids - It's National School Choice Week, and Americans are demanding change to a broken education system - including Juan Williams.

  • DEBATE: Are Doctors Fleeing the ObamaCare Exchange? - An ObamaCare architect was on "The O'Reilly Factor" to discuss whether or not doctors will participate in the health care exchange.

  • From rags to riches to the levers of power - One-time foster kid drives the transformation of child welfare law - Richard L. Jackson, who built a temp empire in Atlanta that provides doctors and nurses for short-term staffing, may be new to the game of wielding influence at the state Capitol. But one thing he has is the price of admission.

  • Governor Deal: A better school shouldn't be a privilege - This is the time of year when parents of some students await midterm progress reports. Others await news whether their sons or daughters will earn admission to college. Underlying both of these common scenes is the desire of parents to ensure their child is getting an excellent education to compete in today's world.

  • The Holder-Jindal Collision - The federal government attacks Louisiana school choice. Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal found out late on Friday, August 23. Attorney General Eric Holder was suing to block the state's school voucher program, which aims to give low-income kids in terrible schools the opportunity to attend better public schools and even private schools.

  • Defensive Medicine: A Cure Worse Than The Disease - Defensive medicine is commonplace in medical practice. According to a recent national physicians' survey by Jackson Healthcare, the nation's third largest healthcare staffing agency, 75 percent of doctors say that they order more tests, procedures and medicines than are medically necessary in an attempt to avoid lawsuits.

  • Are School Voucher Programs a Smart Idea? - Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice CEO Robert Enlow and Karinya Chrisler, whose son is in a voucher program, on the benefits of school vouchers.

  • Mothers want more school choices for kids - The Louisiana Supreme Court declared the state's school choice program unconstitutional this week -- putting in jeopardy the educational future of nearly 5,000 children who attend private or parochial schools with a voucher.

  • Remembering Milton Friedman - Paying tribute to the most influential economist of the second half of te 20th century. Milton Friedman has been callled the Grand Master of economics.

  • Kicking the Malpractice Tort Out of Court - End 'defensive medicine' by going to a system like workers' compensation.

  • Charter school parents explain why we need Amendment One - "How can I in good conscience send my child to a school that didn't even cheat right?" The question from Shelby McDonald has surely been asked by many an Atlanta parent since rampant cheating on standardized tests was uncovered in the city's public schools. Only rhetorically, of course, because the answer is: You can't.

  • Survey: Doctors choose Romney over Obama - A new survey shows Mitt Romney with a commanding lead over President Barack Obama among doctors, with Obamacare helping to sway their votes.

  • Secret recordings show board using tax dollars to fight charter school amendment (video)

  • Milton Friedman's Century - Celebrating the grandmaster of liberty and free markets - Exactly a century ago, the United States was a highly charged magnet for immigrants around the world. Thousands entered Ellis Island each day in the hope of making a better life for themselves and their families. Two of those immigrants were Jeno and Sara Friedman; they would become the parents of Milton Friedman, one of the most influential and important economists of the 20th century.

  • Milton Friedman Schools Phil Donahue (and Barack Obama) on Capitalism and Greed - RUSH: We have the 100th birthday today of Milton Friedman.  Milton Friedman -- some of you in this audience may not know -- Milton Friedman, University of Chicago, a brilliant economist.  He and his wife were a dynamo.  They were a dynamic team.  In economics, free market capitalism, Milton Friedman's a rock star.

  • Stephen Moore: The Man Who Saved Capitalism - It's a tragedy that Milton Friedman-born 100 years ago on July 31-did not live long enough to combat the big-government ideas that have formed the core of Obamanomics.
  • How defensive medicine has caused healthcare costs to rise - Blood work, biopsies, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) scans, stress tests, electrocardiograms (EKG), and sonograms. Eighty-two percent of physicians order more tests and procedures than are medically necessary-and almost on a daily basis-in fear of potential lawsuits.
  • Mitt Romney promotes school vouchers in attack on Obama's education policy - Calling it a "national education emergency," Mitt Romney said Wednesday that poor and disabled children should be allowed to escape failing public schools by using federal money to attend private schools and other alternative settings.
  • More docs report they can't afford to take Medicare/Medicaid patients - Thirty-six percent of doctors say they are no longer accepting new Medicaid patients due in large part to declining reimbursements, a new national survey has found.
  • SIMMONS: Majority of moms vouch for vouchers - Remember the Ohio mom who was jailed and put on three years' probation because she lied on her daughters' school applications about where they lived? Well, a new nationwide poll of mothers sort of bails her out.. .
  • Guest column: Defensive Medicine: A Culprit in Spiking Healthcare Costs - Alpharetta, GA - Blood work, biopsies, MRIs, CT scans, stress tests, EKGs and sonograms.Eighty-two percent of doctors order more tests and procedures than are medically necessary - and almost on a daily basis - in fear of potential lawsuits...
  • Citizens support Gov. Jindal's voucher expansion, poll suggests - Two groups that support Gov. Bobby Jindal's primary and secondary education overhaul have published a poll that suggests a majority of Louisiana voters support key parts of the governor's agenda. The survey, sponsored by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice and the libertarian Pelican Institute for Public Policy, found that 60 percent of respondents support Jindal's ...
  • School Vouchers Gain Ground - Louisiana is poised to establish the nation's most expansive system of school choice by adopting a package of vouchers and other tools that would give many parents control over the use of tax dollars to educate their children. The initiative would effectively redefine vouchers, which have typically ...
  • Group proposes 'defensive medicine' to curb healthcare costs (video)

  • Louisiana schools to undergo major reforms - This week Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is expected to sign a controversial law that overhauls education in that state. The package of reforms will create one of the largest school voucher programs in the country....
  • Gingrich: Country in danger of health dictatorship - States should be given more control over how to run health care programs rather than broaden the federal government's role in a system that's already rife with problems, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Thursday. "Maybe we would be better off having 50 parallel experiments," Gingrich told reporters at the Center for Health Transformation, which was unveiling its latest review on the impact of the federal health care law.
  • Gingrich says health care reform could be repealed - Former House Speaker and possible 2012 presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Tuesday the recently-passed health care overhaul will place a burden on citizens and government, but could be repealed by a new administration or overturned by the Supreme Court.