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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 15, 2022

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Meet Nikko Cayetano who recently joined MAC’s public policy team as Research & Analytics Coordinator.... Read More

June 30, 2022

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This week, the Georgia Court of Appeals set aside the decision of the Fulton Superior Court in the T-Mobile high-tech sales tax exemption case.... Read More

June 22, 2022

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Primary runoff elections were held Tuesday to decide the final party nominees ahead of the General Election in November. The races included Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Fire Safety and Insurance Commissioner, Commissioner of Labor, six seats in Congressional districts, and eleven seats in the General Assembly races.... Read More

May 25, 2022

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Primary elections were held Tuesday to decide party nominees ahead of the General Election in November. This midterm primary election saw record early voting turnout with 860,068 casting votes compared to 320,692 in 2018. ... Read More

April 4, 2022

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On Monday, April 4, the 2022 session of the Georgia General Assembly ended. MAC’s public policy team worked on many legislative issues this session and achieved a number of successes. ... Read More

March 15, 2022

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On Tuesday, March 15th, the 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, or they are generally considered dead for the session. Below are some of the bills MAC’s Public Policy team has worked on or tracked this session and their status as of Crossover Day.... Read More

February 9, 2022

On Monday, the Georgia State Senate passed Senate Bill 257, legislation that would clarify the expungement provisions in Georgia’s Second Chances Bill (Senate Bill 288), which the legislature passed unanimously in 2020. MAC is pleased to see this legislation moving forward.... Read More

January 17, 2022

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As 2022 begins, we can look at job posting data from the fourth quarter of 2021. Q4 of 2021 saw 6.9% more job postings than Q3 of 2021 and 29% more job postings than Q4 of 2020. Nationally, job postings only saw a 4.8% increase between Q3 and Q4 of 2021.... Read More

January 11, 2022

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On Monday, January 10, the Georgia General Assembly convened to begin the 2022 legislation session. The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) Public Policy team represents MAC investors at the State Capitol as we review hundreds of pieces of legislation. Heading into session, below are some of MAC’s top priorities:... Read More

January 3, 2022

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On December 9, 2021, MAC policy team members and distinguished guests, including Senators Halpern and Albers, attended the Atlanta Police Foundation’s 17th annual Crime is Toast Breakfast to honor the Atlanta Police Department (APD). ... Read More

December 1, 2021

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The General Election Runoff was held Tuesday, Nov. 30, in the races for Mayor of Atlanta, City Council President, six seats on the Atlanta City Council, two seats on the Atlanta Board of Education, and municipal elections around the metro Atlanta region.... Read More

November 29, 2021

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Earlier this month, the Metro Atlanta Chamber filed an amicus brief urging the Georgia Court of Appeals to reverse a Fulton Superior Court decision that equipment purchased by T-Mobile South for its broadband 4G LTE network did not qualify for Georgia’s high-tech exemption from state sales-and-use taxes.... Read More

November 3, 2021

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Governor Brian Kemp and Department of Early Care & Learning Commissioner Amy Jacobs recently announced an expansion of Georgia's Child & Parents Services (CAPS) Program that will allow for an additional 10,000 children to have access to quality early education opportunities. The CAPS program supports early education goals by assisting low-income families with the cost of child care while they work, go to school or training, or participate in other work-related activities.... Read More

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