Atlanta, Georgia – Monday, September 21, 2020 – The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announces its endorsement of Max Burns for State Senate District 23, which includes all or portions of Burke, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven and Warren Counties. Each election cycle, the Chamber’s Political Affairs Council (PAC) vets dozens of candidates…

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The Georgia Chamber applauds Governor Kemp for signing Senate Bill 359 into law which protects Georgia businesses from liability due to the transmission of COVID-19. The bill provides a heightened standard of gross negligence for three types of claims: (1) claims for transmission of COVID-19, (2) claims for medical malpractice related to COVID-19, and (3) claims…

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On Thursday, June 25, 2020, the Georgia Senate Rules Committee scheduled debate for HB 1035 increasing taxes to a proposal already designed to eliminate dozens of valuable incentives for our state. This bill raises cost for an already crippled and struggling business community seeking to reopen and rehire hardworking Georgians. The addition of a tax…

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On Thursday, June 18, 2020, the Georgia Senate Finance Committee voted to pass HB1035 which eliminates dozens of valuable tax incentives that would harm manufacturers, who invested their own time and money to make PPE’s for our healthcare workers. The bill cuts rural programs at a time when every economic model shows that rural Georgia…

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Atlanta, Ga — The Georgia Chamber supports the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The U.S. healthcare system relies on over 27,000 medical workers that come through the DACA program, making this win critical to the nation’s ability to serve its population during a global pandemic. “DACA…

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Statement from the following organizations: The Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Metro Atlanta Chamber, Georgia Equality, Anti-Defamation League, Atlanta Black Chambers of Commerce, Georgia Greater Black Chamber of Commerce, the NAACP and the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “We want to thank Speaker Ralston and members of the House leadership team for their steadfast support of…

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Georgia Chamber Applauds Supreme Court Ruling for Equality Federal Law now prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation In an unprecedented ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, federal law now prohibits discrimination of employees based on sexual orientation. Gay, lesbian and transgender individuals can celebrate equal rights in the workplace. “The Georgia Chamber stands in support…

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