TAG Capitol Update: November 2014

November 2014


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Georgia November 2014 Election Results


In the state of Georgia there are 5.2 million registered voters and only 2.6 million ballots were cast. That's only 49.9% voter turnout. Click read more to view the election results. 



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TAG 2014 Legislative Roundtable November 12th


Save the date for TAG's legislative roundtable next week November 12th at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). Topics include Unmanned Vehicles Systems, Post Production, Education and Workforce Development, and Disruptive Technologies. Immediately following TAG's legislative roundtable, the House Study Committee on Autonomous Vehicle Technology will have their third and final meeting at GTRI.


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Contribute a $1 for TAG's Political Action Committee


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. Please donate a $1 today to make sure technology driven legislators are victorious!



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29th Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators


The Biennial is an annual conference where legislators learn, network, and explore issues critical to governing Georgia. The conference is December 7-9, 2014 at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center at the Georgia Center, Athens. New and veteran legislators count on the Biennial Institute to provide information and training that will help them make better-informed decisions in Georgia. 



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Georgia Day of Coding December 10th 


As you know computer science is foundational for all 21st century students today. Please join us to celebrate Computer Science Week December 8-14th with students all over Georgia and the world through the Hour of Code and Georgia Day of Code! This year, in partnership with Code.org, TAG-Ed and TAG are presenting the Georgia Day of Code on December 10th 2014. Georgia Day of Code is an opportunity for teachers, students and individuals of all ages to learn more about these machines we use to work, play, and communicate every day. 



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Unisys creates 700 jobs in richmond county


Governor Nathan Deal announced November 3rd that Unisys, a $3.5 billion global provider of information technology and services, plans to locate a new service center in Augusta, creating up to 700 jobs over the next five years.   



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Data Center Town Hall Meeting November 13th


The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is a membership organization dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of the state's technology industry. Georgia's data center community is a thriving industry that serves as a vibrant economic engine for the state. We would like to take this opportunity to discuss recent regulartory changes and share with you policies relevant to the technology industry community that we believe are critical for consideration. Please join TAG and industry leaders for a town hall meeting November 13th at 7:30-9:00 AM.



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Join TechAmerica & TAG for the Technology
DC Fly-In February 10-11, 2015


Join TAG's Government Affairs team and TechAmerica for the next DC Fly-In, where members will be able to hold face-to-face meetings with Congressional members and their staffs, and attend the Tech Policy Summit where we'll discuss how public policy is affecting cybersecurity, small business and the IT workforce. 



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In This Issue


Georgia November 2014 Election Results

TAG 2014 Legislative Roundtable November12th

Contribute a $1 for TAG's Political Action Committee

29th Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators

Georgia Day of Code December 10th

Unisys Creates 700 Jobs in Richmond County

Data Center Town Hall Meeting November 13th


TAG Government Affairs DC Fly-In February 10-11, 2015


Important Events


TAG Legislative Roundtable
November 12, 2014
GTRI - Auditorium
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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TAG Capitol Contacts

Tino Mantella

President & CEO
(404) 920 - 2027

Heather Miner
Senior Director of Government Relations & Statewide
(404) 920 - 2022

Joseph Santoro
Associate Director of External Affairs
(404) 526 - 6049




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