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FROM Georgia News · Jun 21, 2018

“Tracy Rainey Act”

House Bill 739, sponsored by Representative Al Williams (Midway) and Senator Ben Watson (Savannah), addresses an existing code in Georgia law regarding professional certification for military spouses as the “Tracey Rainey Act.” How does House Bill 739 impact Georgia’s economy? House Bill 739 creates licensure reciprocity for military spouses to qualify for temporary or expedited… Continue Reading

FROM Georgia News · Jun 20, 2018

2018 Policy Briefs

2018 Policy Briefs for Scorecard Bills With hundreds of bills debated each legislative session, it can be difficult to understand what happened – and more importantly how it impacts your business. That is why the Chamber produces a biennial voter guide, the Chamber Scorecard, which provides a concise final summary on the status of the… Continue Reading

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 · Mar 8, 2018

The Chamber Connection –February 26, 2018

STATE HOUSE ANNOUNCES TRANSIT LEGISLATION Georgia Chamber and GTA back House Transportation Bill. GEORGIA CHAMBER AND GTA SUPPORT TRANSIT BILL Georgia House transit bill seeks to improve 13 metro Atlanta Counties. CHAMBER INSIGHTS The Georgia Chamber has partnered with DNR to provide a post disaster recovery resource! INVESTOR BENEFITS Learn more about how you can take advantage… Continue Reading

FROM Georgia News · Mar 8, 2018

The Chamber Connection – February 9, 2018

GEORGIA CHAMBER & GLR SUPPORT HR 993 Click here to learn more about the Chamber’s efforts to establish a statewide business court. GENERAL ASSEMBLY PASSES HOUSE BILL 150 With the help of the Georgia Chamber, lawmakers extend sunset to continue GDOT program. CHAMBER INSIGHTS Ever wonder what the difference between a state and local chamber… Continue Reading

FROM Georgia News · Mar 8, 2018

The Chamber Connection – January 26, 2018

FIRST MAJOR TRADE ACTION OF 2018 Trump administration applies 30% tariffs to solar panels. CANDIDATES PRIORITIZE TRANSPORTATION Gubernatorial candidates name transportation a legislative priority. AFFILIATE UPDATE Catch up on what our affiliates have been up to lately and how to get involved.  INVESTOR BENEFITS Take advantage of the exclusive benefits that come with your Chamber membership! NEW… Continue Reading