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FROM Georgia News · May 10, 2018

Recent Chamber Endorsements

The primary purpose of the Political Affairs Council is to guide the Georgia Chamber of Commerce in its involvement in Georgia’s political process both by managing current efforts and programs, as well as developing new opportunities for the business community to engage in the electoral process. Endorsement of a candidate allows the Political Affairs Council… Continue Reading


FROM Georgia News, Legislative Updates · Apr 2, 2018

GBAN Legislative Update- April 2, 2018

Legislative Calendar Last week, the Georgia General Assembly convened for legislative days 39 and 40 on Tuesday, March 27, and Thursday, March 29, completing the 2018 legislative session. Chamber Scorecard Legislation House Bill 696: Sales and use tax; certain computer equipment sold or leased to certain entities for use in high-technology data centers; create exemption Chamber… Continue Reading


FROM Georgia News, Legislative Updates · Mar 23, 2018

Georgia Business Action Network Legislative Update- March 23, 2018

Georgia Chamber Announces “8 for 18” Launch On Wednesday, March 21, the Georgia Chamber launched its “8for18” website. In anticipation of the upcoming 2018 elections, the Chamber issued its eight-question statewide candidate assessment to Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Governor candidates. Candidate responses and additional information about the “8 for 18” initiative can be found on the… Continue Reading


FROM Georgia News, Press Release · Mar 22, 2018

Georgia Chamber of Commerce Issues Its Statewide Candidate Assessment

As the Chamber’s official statewide prosperity agenda, the “8 for 18” priorities addresses eight of the state’s most pressing economic issues. The initiative proposes areas of focus to improve the quality of life and business climate across the state. Additionally, it serves as a legislative strategy to advance economic prosperity and inform political candidates on issues of importance to… Continue Reading


FROM Georgia News, Legislative Updates · Mar 9, 2018

GBAN Legislative Update- March 9, 2018

Legislative Calendar   This week, the Georgia General Assembly convened Monday, Wednesday, Friday completing 32 legislative days of the 40-day session. Next week, the Georgia General Assembly will reconvene on Monday, March 12 and also work Wednesday and Thursday. Action Alert: House Resolution 993: Constitutional Amendment to create business court with statewide jurisdiction Chamber Position: SUPPORT; SCORECARD… Continue Reading


FROM Georgia News, Legislative Updates · Mar 2, 2018

GBAN Legislative Update- March 2, 2018

Legislative Calendar This week, the Georgia General Assembly convened Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday completing 29 legislative days of the 40-day session. Wednesday marked “crossover day”, the last day a bill can pass its chamber of origin in order to be considered by the other legislative body. Next week, the Georgia General Assembly will reconvene on… Continue Reading


FROM Georgia News, Legislative Updates · Feb 23, 2018

GBAN Legislative Update February 23, 2018

Action Alert: House Resolution 993: Constitutional Amendment to create business court with statewide jurisdiction Chamber Position: SUPPORT Bill Author: Representative Chuck Efstration (Dacula) HR 993 proposes an amendment to the Georgia Constitution that would establish a business court with statewide jurisdiction. If enacted and approved by voters in November, this court would provide specialized resolution of… Continue Reading


FROM Georgia News, Legislative Updates · Feb 16, 2018

GBAN Legislative Update – February 16, 2018

Action Alert: House Resolution 993: Constitutional Amendment to create business court with statewide jurisdiction Chamber Position: SUPPORT Bill Author: Representative Chuck Efstration (Dacula) HR 993 proposes an amendment to the Georgia Constitution that would establish a business court with statewide jurisdiction. If enacted and approved by voters in November, this court would provide specialized resolution of… Continue Reading


FROM Georgia News, Legislative Updates · Feb 9, 2018

GBAN Legislative Update – February 9, 2018

Legislative Calendar This week, the Georgia General Assembly convened Monday through Thursday completing eighteen legislative days of the 40-day session.The General Assembly will reconvene on Monday, February 12, and work through Thursday. Chamber Scorecard Legislation House Resolution 993: Constitutional Amendment to create business court with statewide jurisdiction Chamber Position: SUPPORT Bill Author: Representative Chuck Efstration… Continue Reading


FROM Georgia News · Feb 2, 2018

GBAN Legislative Update – February 2, 2018

  GEORGIA BUSINESS ACTION NETWORK LEGISLATIVE UPDATE February 2, 2018 Legislative Calendar This week, the Georgia General Assembly convened Monday through Thursday completing fourteen legislative days of the 40-day session.The General Assembly will reconvene on Monday, February 5, and work through Thursday. Legislation of Interest This week, the Chamber’s Government Affairs Council (GAC) convened several… Continue Reading