ATLANTA (May 21, 2012) – Senate President Pro Tempore David Shafer (R-Duluth) has received the highest ranking given by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce on its annual Legislative Scorecard. The Chamber’s legislative scorecard recognizes legislators that supported strong business initiatives during the 2013 legislative session.
“It is an honor to be recognized by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce,” said Sen. Shafer. “I will continue to do everything in my power to pass common sense, pro-business laws that encourage growth and job creation in the private sector.”
Throughout the 2013 Georgia General Assembly session, legislators addressed a number of issues important to the state’s business community. Legislation enhancing Georgia’s competitiveness through education, economic development, business and industry, and judiciary reform were designated as scorecard issues by the Georgia Chamber Government Affairs Council and are included in this year’s legislative scorecard. Each legislator’s grade, given by the Georgia Chamber, reflects an assessment of his or her support for business community priorities.
“What is clear from this year’s scorecard is that lawmakers – both Democrat and Republican – are taking private-sector growth seriously. They realize how important these issues are to the state and to their constituents and that we must take action to encourage investment and job creation,” said Georgia Chamber President and CEO Chris Clark. “We are proud that there was such broad-based, bipartisan support for each of the scorecard bills. As a result, we will improve Georgia’s overall competitiveness and reputation as a state that is open for business. We commend Sen. Shafer for his dedication and commitment to the betterment of our state.”
The complete 2013 Georgia Chamber Scorecard may be viewed and downloaded here: http://www.gachamber.com/uploads/2013_Georgia_Chamber_Scorecard_WEB.pdf
For Immediate Release:
May 21, 2013
For Information Contact:
Jennifer Yarber, Interim Director