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.

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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

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The 2018 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly came to a close late last night with positive results for our state and metro Atlanta.... Read More

April 19, 2018

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Last week, the Metro Atlanta Chamber Public Policy team hosted an End of Session Briefing to discuss outcomes from the 2018 legislative session.... Read More

April 4, 2018

The US Chamber of Commerce Foundation has added more information and resources for employers and other advocates of Childcare Reform. ... Read More

March 27, 2018

Today, in a letter to the appropriations chairs of the Georgia General Assembly, Governor Nathan Deal outlined the upward amount of revised revenue for the coming fiscal year.... Read More

March 6, 2018

The 2019 budget is being currently being negotiated between the state legislature and Governor Nathan Deal. Here is what's on the table for out 1.7 million students.... Read More

March 6, 2018

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On Friday, February 9, the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) hosted a group of liberal arts students from the University of Chicago as part of their inaugural Atlanta track.... Read More

March 5, 2018

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Today Governor Deal signed House Bill 159, the comprehensive adoption law rewrite, into law.... Read More

February 28, 2018

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Today, on legislative day 28 both the House and the Senate passed their own versions of transit governance and funding legislation. ... Read More

February 28, 2018

On Wednesday, February 28, 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 session.... Read More

February 23, 2018

A new Brookings study found a positive correlation between multiple arts-focused field trips and higher math & ELA test scores.... Read More

February 23, 2018

The Metro Atlanta Chamber and Georgia Chamber issued a joint statement today included in the AJC article opposing SB 375. ... Read More

February 21, 2018

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Gov. Nathan Deal, along with Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker David Ralston, yesterday outlined updates to HB 918, which addresses state tax code. ... Read More

February 9, 2018

This week the Georgia Senate adopted SR 711, a resolution recognizing the Monday’s handoff from the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee to the Atlanta Super Bowl LIII Host Committee. ... Read More

January 22, 2018

Georgia's ESSA Plan has been approved with minor changes, more news...... Read More

January 16, 2018

In his final State of the State address, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal outlined some big changes for Georgia's Education & Workforce efforts.... Read More