Tag Archives: Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Political Notes — Georgia’s taxes rank low in one survey on the “fairness” scale

A consumer finance website ranks Georgia’s state and local tax structure very low in terms of fairness . . .

Tags: Georgia Chamber of Commerce , Georgia tax structure , Rosetta Stone Communications , Savannah election , Stacey Abrams , tax fairness , WalletHub

Political Notes – Tybee’s proposed plastic bag ban triggers ethics dispute

There’s protracted political struggle in Tybee Island over attempts to ban the use of disposable plastic bags; a major shift in Atlanta’s lobbying firms . . .

Tags: Dirty Dozen , Doug Stoner , Earl Ehrhart , Georgia Chamber of Commerce , Georgia Water Council , Greenberg Traurig , J. Max Davis , plastic bag ban , Tybee Island

Political Notes – Camden County launches its spaceport project

Camden County is putting down serious money on its proposal to develop a commercial spaceport in Georgia’s coastal region . . .

Tags: Bruce Williamson , Camden County spaceport , dubose porter , Georgia Chamber of Commerce , Jason Spencer , John Kennedy , Medicaid fraud , Ron Stephens , Sam Olens , Steve Gooch

Political Notes – What’s a few rules among friends?

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce got some top-level help from Gov. Nathan Deal to throw an expensive fundraising dinner at the capitol . . .

Tags: Alex Atwood , Chad Nimmer , DeKalb school superintendent , Georgia Chamber of Commerce , Nathan Deal , state capitol , Stephen Green

House rebukes Ga. Chamber, passes bill to penalize insurance carriers

House bill would penalize insurers who make bad-faith denials of claims by policyholders . . .

Tags: bad faith claims denials , Dusty Hightower , Georgia Chamber of Commerce , insurance companies , Mike Jacobs , NFIB , Regina Quick

Political Notes – Gas tax suspension saves 2 cents per gallon

Gov. Nathan Deal’s suspension of the scheduled sales tax hike on gasoline will cost the state about $45 million in revenue; Georgia Chamber chooses its “Legislators of the Year” . . .

Tags: Cartersville plant , Georgia Chamber of Commerce , motor fuel tax , Nathan Deal , Surya , top legislators

Corporate giants make late push in state legislative races

Georgia’s wealthiest corporate citizens are raising money through an independent committee organized by Republican Party lawyers to try to beat tea party legislators and support incumbents with primary opposition . . .

Tags: Brooks Coleman , Charles Gregory , Coca-Cola , Delta Air Lines , Don Parsons , Fran Millar , Georgia Chamber of Commerce , Georgia Power , Greg Morris , Jack Murphy , Jason Spencer , Sam Moore , SunTrust

GOP lawmakers get highest marks in Chamber scorecard

One of the state’s most politically active business groups, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, released its annual legislative scorecard . . .

Tags: Georgia Chamber of Commerce , legislative scorecard

Business, education leaders support Common Core

Georgia Chamber of Commerce assembles a coalition to advocate the implementation of Common Core standards for public schools . . .

Tags: Chris Clark , Common Core , Georgia Chamber of Commerce , Hank Huckaby

Political Notes – A new year begins with an old question resolved

Law enforcement officers in South Georgia get the new year off to a fast start by nabbing a fugitive banker who had been on the lam for 18 months . . .

Tags: AT&T , Aubrey Lee Price , bank fraud , Georgia Chamber of Commerce , inauguration , Kasim Reed , Technical College System , veterans education center