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Senator Tolleson receives high marks on Georgia Chamber's report card
Senator Tolleson receives high marks on Georgia Chamber's report card

ATLANTA (May 5, 2014) | Sen. Ross Tolleson (R- Perry) has received an ‘A+’ grade on the Georgia Chamber’s 2014 legislative scorecard. The Georgia Chamber’s scorecard recognizes legislators that supported pro-business initiatives during the recent legislative session. Midterm assessments from the 2013 legislative session, as well as a final grade for the biennial legislative term were also included on this year’s scorecard.

“I am honored by this recognition from the Georgia Chamber,” said Sen. Tolleson.  “This was a very successful session as the legislature passed numerous economic development measures as well as Senate Bill 213, otherwise known as the Flint River Drought Protection Act.  I am thankful for the support of the Chamber in passing SB 213 which will enhance our agricultural economy, provide preparations for extreme drought conditions and enhance water management for the Lower Flint Basin.”

“Decisions Georgia legislators make while serving in the General Assembly have long-term impacts on our state’s economic prospects,” said Georgia Chamber president and CEO Chris Clark.  “Receiving a high score on the Georgia Chamber’s scorecard confirms a lawmaker’s commitment to passing job creation and economic development measures.  We commend Sen. Tolleson for his support of Georgia’s business community.”

Initiatives enhancing Georgia's competitiveness through economic development, legal reform, business and industry, environment and energy, and education were designated as scorecard issues by the Georgia Chamber Government Affairs Council prior to the start of the 2014 legislative session. Each legislator’s grade reflects an assessment of his or her support for pro-business legislation and the business community.

To view the Georgia Chamber’s 2014 legislative scorecard, CLICK HERE.

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