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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

March 26, 2020

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Today Governor Brian Kemp signed an Executive Order allowing Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler to issue two new emergency rules to address the need for economic relief due to large numbers of unemployment claims.... Read More

March 26, 2020

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Late last night, March 25, the U.S. Senate unanimously (96-0) approved H.R. 748, a third coronavirus stimulus package (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act). The package contains scores of provisions to support businesses, large and small, and others including displaced workers, federal agencies, higher education institutions, corporations. The U.S. House is scheduled to vote on the measure tomorrow, March 27.... Read More

March 23, 2020

A round-up of regional and national resources for parents, educators, policy professionals and industry leaders. ... Read More

March 20, 2020

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On Wednesday, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act into law. The Act is the second emergency aid package in response to the coronavirus.... Read More

March 13, 2020

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On Thursday, March 12, the Georgia General Assembly met for the 28th legislative day, also known as “Crossover Day.” This is the final day for bills to pass out of the chamber in which they were introduced. Bills that fail to pass are generally considered dead for the remainder of this session.... Read More

March 12, 2020

Legislation is needed from the Georgia General Assembly to deploy broadband to more Georgia communities. One key to more deployment is adopting an affordable price structure for attaching equipment to utility poles.... Read More

March 12, 2020

Today, the Georgia State Senate passed Senate Bill 288 sponsored by Sen. Tonya Anderson (D-Lithonia). This bill helps returning citizens gain employment and fill open positions, while ensuring employers have appropriate liability protection. The Metro Atlanta Chamber supports expanding opportunities for individuals to have their records restricted and increasing Georgia’s workforce.... Read More

March 4, 2020

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Yesterday, Dan Corso, president of the Atlanta Sports Council and John Kristick, former Executive Director of the United Bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, presented to the House Economic Development & Tourism Committee.... Read More

February 25, 2020

Senate Bill 294 would allow the Teacher's Retirement System of Georgia (TRS) to invest up to 5 percent of its assets into these alternative investments. SB 294, sponsored by Senator Ellis Black, passed the Georgia State Senate today. ... Read More

February 21, 2020

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This week HB 538, legislation sponsored by State Rep. Todd Jones to give Georgia taxpayers a level playing field, passed the full Georgia House.... Read More

February 5, 2020

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Carl Ware, former executive of The Coca-Cola Company and 2002 Chairman of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, was recognized today from the House Floor by House Resolution 1084 by Representative Lynn Smith.... Read More

January 30, 2020

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This week HB 538, legislation sponsored by State Rep. Todd Jones to give Georgia taxpayers a level playing field, passed the House Judiciary Committee.... Read More

January 28, 2020

To say that Georgia’s dual enrollment program has been a success is a huge understatement. Since 2013, the program, which allows high school students to take college level courses and receive high school and college credit, has increased enrollment by 212%.... Read More

January 22, 2020

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The updated Your Talent Your Future: A Look at Georgia’s Entry Level Talent Supply vs. Employer Demand report has finally been unveiled. This morning we hosted an event to walk employers and educators through the data and the opportunities the data reveals.... Read More

January 17, 2020

This week marked the beginning of the 2020 legislative session.... Read More

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