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Policy News & Updates

Metro Atlanta Chamber’s (MAC) core mission is to increase economic prosperity and job creation across the 29-county metro Atlanta region. As the #1 advocacy team in Georgia, the MAC Public Policy Team works to ensure Georgia policy makers understand the important issues impacting businesses in and around Atlanta.

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Public Policy

Policy News & Updates

Metro Atlanta Chamber’s (MAC) core mission is to increase economic prosperity and job creation across the 29-county metro Atlanta region. As the #1 advocacy team in Georgia, the MAC Public Policy Team works to ensure Georgia policy makers understand the important issues impacting businesses in and around Atlanta.

Latest Updates

August 6, 2020

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On Wednesday Governor Brian Kemp signed the COVID-19 Safe Harbor bill, SB 359, into law.... Read More

August 5, 2020

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Today Governor Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 288 into law. This legislation provides an avenue for rehabilitated Georgians to restrict and seal certain conviction records. This process helps returning citizens gain employment and fill open positions, while ensuring employers have appropriate liability protection. ... Read More

July 24, 2020

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Hear from our local superintendents about school reopening plans, budget challenges and dealing with the Covid crisis and distance learning challenges.... Read More

June 26, 2020

On Friday, June 26, the 2020 session of the Georgia General Assembly came to a close after a three-month suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read More

June 22, 2020

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House Bill 1035, which would cut all tax credits and exemptions by 10%, could be called up for a vote in the Senate today.... Read More

June 18, 2020

COVID-L4L Study

Two Georgia education non-profits take a hard look at the impact of COVID on student achievement: Here's what they found... Read More

June 15, 2020

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Hear from some of Georgia's top school superintendents on how they adjusted quickly to school closures, continued to support families with technology, nutrition and other services, and how these new challenges are impacting their plans for fall opening. ... Read More

June 11, 2020

Georgia’s primary elections were held Tuesday to decide party nominees ahead of the General Election in November. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this election marked the first time all registered voters received an absentee ballot application in the mail.... Read More

June 4, 2020

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Last week, the ATL Authority unanimously adopted changes to the ATL Regional Transit Plan (ARTP), the region’s long-term transit blueprint. The ARTP changes only impacted Gwinnett County and were made at the request of Gwinnett County Commission, after extensive public involvement and analysis. This amendment was an important step toward putting Gwinnett transit funding and expansion on the ballot in November 2020.... Read More

May 27, 2020

Summer Family Fun Kids

The Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network has launched a full series of activities for every family.... Read More

May 8, 2020

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DeKalb County's virtual career program looks to engage hundreds of young people.... Read More

May 7, 2020

On April 15th, the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) launched RESTORE, a critical initiative aimed at accelerating our state’s recovery from the current economic crisis. John Rice, Chairman of GE Gas Power and a former MAC chairman, is leading the effort in collaboration with more than 50 C-level executives along with support from the Boston Consulting Group. The initiative is grounded in data that will guide a comprehensive list of policy solutions that federal, state, and local governments across Georgia can apply as we work together to swiftly restore our economy.... Read More

May 4, 2020

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Plans are currently being drafted by our local school districts; AEI weighs in on best policies. ... Read More

April 9, 2020

With the current crisis, volunteers and donations are needed to keep our kids learning, secure and fed. Here's how you can help:... Read More

March 30, 2020

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The rapid spread of COVID-19 has had far ranging consequences for businesses. With social distancing practices in place, businesses of all sizes are being forced to adapt to a rapidly changing marketplace that moves beyond traditional face-to-face interactions.... Read More

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