Friday, June 15, 2012
On July 31, Georgians across the state will have the opportunity to truly control their region’s economic future. With passage of the regional transportation referendum, local communities will be able to raise funds and begin work on specific transportation projects in their area – projects selected and managed by local officials with every penny collected staying within the region.
Voting YES on July 31 will make Georgia’s business climate more competitive, more jobs-friendly and more prosperous.
For complete information on the Connect Georgia 2012 campaign as well as specific regional information, please visit the Connect Georgia website
Deadline For New Voter Registration is July 2/Early Voting Begins July 9!
In order to be eligible to participate in your region’s July 31 transportation referendum, you must be registered to vote by Monday, July 2.
Also, early voting begins Monday, July 9, with select precincts open to voters during the week and certain Saturdays.
The Georgia Secretary of State’s office provides provides voters an online portal for voting information:
O’Neal, Golden are 2012 Georgia Chamber Legislators of the Year
The Georgia Chamber recognized three state legislators for their dedication to improving Georgia’s economic competitiveness. House Majority Leader Larry O’Neal and State Sen. Tim Golden have been named 2012 Georgia Chamber Legislators of the Year, while State Sen. Charlie Bethel is the organization’s 2012 Freshman of the Year.
“Georgia businesses need state lawmakers who understand the role the private sector plays in creating jobs and building our economy,” said Georgia Chamber President and CEO Chris Clark. “Leader O’Neal, Senator Golden and Senator Bethel have each proven to be true champions of the state business community through their leadership on critical legislation that will encourage growth and investment. The Georgia Chamber is grateful for their collective efforts to strengthen Georgia’s pro-business environment and we look forward to our continued partnership.”
O’Neal, Golden and Bethel all earned “A+” grades on the Chamber’s 2012 Legislative Scorecard, both for their votes and leadership on business-friendly measures this past session and the 2011 session.