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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


FROM Georgia News · Jan 26, 2018

Trump Administration applies tariffs to solar panels

Following the recommendations made by the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Trump Administration approved the first major trade action of 2018.  During Monday’s announcement, U.S. Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer disclosed the implementation of tariffs on imported solar- energy components. While the immediate 30 percent tariff on solar goods won’t be completely diminished for four years,… Continue Reading


FROM Georgia News, Legislative Updates · Jan 26, 2018

GBAN Legislative Update – January 26, 2018

Legislative Calendar This week, the Georgia General Assembly convened Monday through Thursday completing the 10th legislative day of 40. Next week, the General Assembly will reconvene on Monday, January 29, and work through Thursday.  Also this week, the House and Senate adopted an adjournment resolution setting the calendar for the remainder of the Session.  Currently,… Continue Reading


FROM Georgia News, Legislative Updates · Jan 19, 2018

GBAN Legislative Update – January 19, 2018

Legislative Calendar This week, the Georgia General Assembly convened on Thursday and Friday for the 5th and 6th legislative days. Next week, the General Assembly will reconvene on Monday, January 22, 2018 and work through Thursday. Political Affairs Update On Tuesday, January 16, 2018, Senator-elect Brian Strickland and Representative-elect Geoffrey Cauble were sworn into office…. Continue Reading