Shortly after being elected, Gov. Nathan Deal and Georgia Chamber of Commerce officials launched the Competitive Initiative to grow the state’s economy. Deal recently asked members who serve on a “competitive panel” to continue its review of state tax legislation, an advisory role he explains in today’s guest column. Meanwhile, the executive director of a think tank suggests too much power is being ceded to business leaders. Click here to comment.
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Today's moderator: Rick Badie
Rick Badie joined The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as an education reporter in 1997. A South Georgia native, he’s covered the region’s immigrant communities, was a feature obituary writer and opinion columnist for the AJC’s Gwinnett edition. He is a moderator of conversations on the AJC's Atlanta Forward page.
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