At the Capitol

2023 Legislative Priorities

Economic Development & Taxation

  • Support current tax incentives and economic development policies that have proven to attract investment and create jobs in the state
  • Promote tax policies that incentivize growth and provide economic stability to Georgia's growing technology industries
  • Support policies to assist in privately funded technological infrastructure advancements in rural communities aiding small businesses, colleges, hospitals, and local governments
  • Maintain consistency and uniformity with respect to regulating Georgia businesses

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

Energy & 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 healthcare system and help small businesses with premium assistance as well as increase access to care for more Georgians
  • Support policies that promote the development of a talented and qualified workforce across the healthcare continuum
  • Support the expansion of mental health services in the state through increasing state funding, building a more robust network of service providers, and reducing regulatory barriers
  • Promote cost containment with respect to employer-sponsored health insurance

Legal Reform

  • Establish liability protections based on a plaintiff’s status as an invitee, licensee, or trespasser on landowners’ property
  • Support policies that encourage more robust cybersecurity practices and procedures such as providing a legal safe harbor for companies that go to the highest standard to protect consumer data

Talent & Workforce

  • Support policies that improve college persistence and completion rates to provide an employable and adaptable workforce
  • Promote efforts to better align K-12, higher education, and industry needs to bolster an effective workforce pipeline
  • Support policies to reduce regulatory barriers to employment to ensure the private sector can meet workforce needs
  • Support efforts to address current workforce housing access and affordability challenges to ensure communities across the state can attract and retain talent
  • Promote policies that increase awareness and access to higher education options for Georgians and DACA recipients as well as the return on investment of a degree program based on anticipated income
  • Support additional college and career advising to improve student outcomes

Transportation

  • Support continued strategic state investment into Georgia’s transportation infrastructure and oppose any attempt to reduce the benefits of the Transportation Funding Act of 2015 or divert the proceeds to other purposes
  • Support efforts to expand Georgia’s capacity to transport freight through the supply chain as well as to endmarket users in the state
  • Support continued strategic efforts to increase public investment of local, state, and federal funding into Georgia’s transportation network which will result in economic growth and greater quality of life
  • Support development of Georgia’s public transportation systems
  • Support innovations in transportation technology

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