FROM Georgia News · Aug 22, 2017

2019 Legislative Priorities

Economic Development, Tourism, & Taxation

Support efforts to improve economic opportunities and enhance the quality of life in rural Georgia

Further streamline government regulatory processes and promoting incentives for companies investing in critical infrastructure throughout the state

Promote policies that strengthen emerging and innovative industries and technology that have potential to grow jobs and economic prosperity

Support ongoing examination of the current tax base, tax rates, tax incentives, and compliance requirements to ensure a Georgia business environment that is fair and competitive—not only for the state’s current business, but also for businesses considering relocating here

Support current tax incentives which have proven to assist companies to invest and expand their footprint in the state


Education

Support an education and talent ecosystem focused on developing, retaining, and attracting a more globally competitive workforce


Employment

Preserve Georgia’s employment-at-will doctrine and the state’s right-to-work status

Preserve employers’ ability to maintain a safe business environment for employees


Natural Resources

Protect statewide access to sustainable, reliable, and affordable energy supplies

Enhance access to high-quality, affordable water supplies and ensuring future water supply security for communities and businesses across the state


Health & Wellness

Support a state-led approach to ensure the viability of our health care system by improving access and affordability

Promote cost containment with respect to employer-sponsored health insurance


Legal Reform

Improve the balance in the state’s civil justice system by modernizing rules of civil procedure for handling of electronic discovery; limiting double recovery for non-existent medical expenses; and regulating the unsavory practice of third-party litigation financing


Transportation

Support continued strategic investment of state funding into Georgia’s transportation network to promote economic growth and greater quality of life

Support efforts to expand Georgia’s capacity to transport freight

Support strategic efforts to continue to develop Georgia’s network of public transportation systems

Support innovations in transportation that contribute to the state’s competitiveness and economic growth

 

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