Archive for May, 2012

Rogers’ Education Reform Receives National Acclaim

ATLANTA (May 31,2012) – Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock), one of Georgia’s leading education reformers, has received national praise for his dedication to educational freedom and innovation in learning through technology. (more…)

Report from the Senate: Sen. Stone

By Sen. Jesse Stone (R-Waynesboro)

Sen. Jesse Stone

ATLANTA (May 29, 2012) – Georgia has now joined 18 other states that have passed bills on scrap metal theft over the last two years according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Secondary metal theft has quickly become an epidemic that necessitates a fast and effective response. With Gov. Nathan Deal’s signature on House Bill 872 on April 16, 2012, this has been the fourth time state lawmakers have revisited the issue in five years, and we hope the last.

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Senate Majority Leader Earns Highest Pro-Business Score in General Assembly

ATLANTA (May 22, 2012) – Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) has received the highest ranking given on the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Honor Roll. The Georgia Chamber of Commerce released its 2012 Legislative Scorecard on Monday.  The scorecard reflects an overall grade on how House and Senate members voted during the 2011 and 2012 legislative sessions on business-friendly measures. Rogers was one of only 9 members out of the 236 members of the General Assembly to earn a perfect score in both 2011 and 2012.

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Sen. Shafer Earns “A” Rating from Georgia Chamber

ATLANTA (May 22, 2012) – Sen. David Shafer (R-Duluth) has received the highest ranking given on the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Honor Roll. The Chamber’s Honor Roll recognizes legislators that were most supportive of the business community during the 2012 legislative session.

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ATDC Showcase Welcomes Majority Leader Chip Rogers as Featured Speaker

ATLANTA (Friday, May 18, 2012) – Hundreds of Georgia entrepreneurs, startups and technology leaders, welcomed Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) as a featured speaker for Georgia Tech’s 2012 Advanced Technology Development Center Startup Showcase.  The event, held at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center, honors Georgia’s brightest entrepreneurs and emerging technologies, putting a spotlight on ATDC’s graduating companies – all of whom have met rigorous growth milestones. In addition, dozens of ATDC’s most promising member companies – representing industries as varied as information security, financial technology, health care IT, mobile technology, clean tech/energy, and medical devices –exhibited their innovative technologies during the event.

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