Gold Dome Update: Week Ten

The Georgia General Assembly completed its 38th Legislative Day on Wednesday, leaving us with two working days left in the 2016 legislative session. The final days of the legislative session are filled with an extra sense of urgency as we work to pass legislation that prioritizes the needs of all Georgians. In 2014, Congress passed…


Sen. Albers’ “Protecting Small Businesses Act” Goes to Governor

On Friday, the Georgia State House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 277, titled Protecting Georgia Small Businesses Act. SB 277, sponsored by Sen. John Albers (R — Roswell) and carried through the House by Rep. Brad Raffensperger (R — Johns Creek), clarifies that neither a franchisee nor a franchisee’s employee be considered employees of the…


Gold Dome Update: Week Nine

We are fast approaching day 40, also known as Sine Die, which is the last day for bills to be passed in order for them to be signed by Governor Deal and turned into law. We are moving quickly to vet and vote on many House bills before we reach the midnight hour of the…