The Georgia Chamber this week was named 2018 State Chamber of Year by The Council of State Chambers for its work in public policy and political engagement here in the Peach State. The organization’s ‘8 for 18’ initiative highlighting important economic issues for candidates and elected officials in 2018 was particularly noted as a reason for the honor. For Chamber President Chris Clark and the rest of his team, such an award has their ship RISING…
The Atlanta City Council this week submitted a request to the state legislature asking them to repeal the state’s prohibition on rent controls. Citing rising housing costs, the Atlanta officials hope that allowing for rent control might lead to more affordable housing within city limits. However, 81% of economists agree that rent control is a bad policy, one that decreases stock of rental units, driving the average price up not down, and actually further fuels gentrification rather than limiting it. With a legislature that figures to be very reluctant to institute such a policy, the bid for rent control in Atlanta is SINKING…
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