TAG Capitol Update: July 2014

July 2014


 TAG CAPITOL UPDATE          Technology: Where Georgia Leads

Legislator Spotlight: Mike Dudgeon 


TAG aims the spotlight at Mike Dudgeon for his leadership/support to foster education and technology in the state of Georgia. Mike Dudgeon currently serves as the state Representative for District 25...



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2014 Georgia Primary Runoffs


The 2014 Georgia primary runoff election is on July 22. Registered Georgia voters can begin casting their ballots on June 30. The primary runoff election encompasses the Georgia Republican Senate seat, candidates for Congressional Districts 1, 10, &11, and nominees for School Superintendent. 



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Contribute To TAG PAC


TAG PAC, the state level political action committee, is the vehicle for technology leaders to financially support state level candidacies of men and women who understand and support issues important to the technology industry.



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IRS Provision to R&D Tax Credit Allows Small Business Access to Amended Tax Returns


The IRS enacted a provision, championed by U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del) and U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan), that allows small companies and startups to claim the Alternative Simplified Credit (ASC) on amended tax returns. In 2006 the ASC was created to provide businesses a simpler version of the complex R&D tax credit...  



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Rep. Kevin McCarthy Rises to House Majority Leader


On June 19, U.S. House elected Representative Kevin McCarthy as the House Majority Leader in wake of Representative Eric Cantor's primary defeat in Virginia. Thus, Louisiana Representative Steve Scalise was elected as the Majority Whip to replace Rep. McCarthy.    



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In This Issue


Legislator Spotlight:      
Mike Dudgeon

2014 Georgia Primary Runoffs

Contribute to TAG PAC


IRS Provision to R&D Tax Credit allows Small Business Access to Amended Tax Returns

Rep. Kevin McCarthy Rises to House Majority Leader


Important Events

Town Hall Meetings:

Middle Georgia
September 11, 2014
September 19, 2014
October 1, 2014
October 8, 2014
October 14, 2014

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TAG Legislative Roundtable
November 12, 2014
GTRI - Conference Center
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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TAG High-Tech Day

February 25, 2015
State Capitol - Empire Room
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Tino Mantella

President & CEO
(404) 920 - 2027

Heather Miner
Senior Director of Government Relations & Statewide
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Joseph Santoro
Associate Director of External Affairs
(404) 526 - 6049




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