ATLANTA (May 27, 2011) – Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers 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 2010 Legislative Session. Rogers was one of only nine legislators out of 236-member Assembly to receive an A+.
“Creating jobs is the single most important issue facing Georgia today. Working to make sure Georgia is recognized as the most job-friendly, entrepreneur-friendly, and investment-friendly state is at the heart of what I and the Chamber of Commerce want to see happen,” said Sen. Rogers. “By getting government out of the way and supporting the private sector, we can create a win-win situation for all Georgians. I look forward to continuing working with every organization that wants to grow Georgia’s economy, especially the Georgia chamber.”
Throughout the 2011 Georgia General Assembly session, legislators addressed a number of issues important to the state’s business community. Those issues deemed most important to job creation and economic recovery were designated as scorecard issues by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce 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.
HB 47, which Rogers sponsored in the Senate, seeks to increase the availability of health insurance coverage by allowing insurers who are authorized to sell insurance in other states to issue individual accident and sickness policies in Georgia. The Insurance Commissioner will have the authority to determine whether an insurer satisfies the standards required by this legislation and may not approve a plan that fails to comply.
Sen. Chip Rogers serves as Senate Majority Leader. He represents the 21st Senate District which includes portions of Cherokee and Cobb counties. He can be reached at his office at 404.463.1378 or by email at email@example.com.
For Immediate Release:
May 27, 2011
For Information Contact:
Natalie Dale, Director