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State Sen. Wilkinson Receives High Marks From Georgia Chamber

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Sen. John Wilkinson (R- Toccoa) 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.

“The Georgia Chamber is a prestigious organization that works year round for the betterment of business in our state,” said Sen. Wilkinson. “It is an honor to receive this rating and I will continue to support legislation that protects the rights and privileges of Georgia workers and businesses.”

“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. Wilkinson 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.

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