Georgia Trend Daily – June 26, 2019

June 26, 2019 Georgia State University

Private Foundation Grants Georgia State $ 1Million For New Child And Family Policy Lab

Jennifer French Giarratano reports that Georgia State University has received a $1 million grant from Arnold Ventures to help start a new research lab to improve lifelong well-being for Georgia’s children and families. The Georgia Child and Family Policy Lab, housed in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, is working in partnership with the Department of Early Care and Learning, Division of Family and Children Services’ Offices of Child Welfare and Family Independence, and the University System of Georgia to find and recommend innovative improvements in safety, education and economic stability.


June 26, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Brunswick | Golden Isles: Riding a New Wave

Betty Darby reports, they’re making stuff in Brunswick. Oh, they’ve been doing that for decades on an industrial scale, of course, from bleached pulp to luxury jet interiors to frozen seafood. We’re talking here, though, about individual makers, entrepreneurs who work with their hands to make things – and a living.


June 26, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

U.S. home prices decelerate, but Atlanta not losing momentum as fast

Michael E. Kanell reports that home prices in metro Atlanta are up 4.9% over last year, outpacing most regions of the country. While prices have continued to decelerate everywhere, Atlanta has fared better than 16 of the 20 largest metro areas, according to S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index, which tracks the resale of homes.


June 26, 2019 Atlanta Business Chronicle

Delta, Coca-Cola CEOs among founding members of new NYSE council aimed at diversity

Eric Mandel reports that two of Atlanta’s most prominent CEO’s will take part in a new high-profile board addressing diversity at publicly traded companies. Ed Bastian and James Quincey, CEO’s of Delta Air Lines and The Coca-Cola Company, respectively, are among the 15 founding members in the inaugural NYSE Board Advisory Council, which aims to “proactively address the critical need for inclusive leadership by connecting diverse candidates with companies seeking new directors.”


June 26, 2019 Athens Banner-Herald

UGA ag scientists open research farm for public view

Sarah Freund reports, creating methods that ensure economic and environmental sustainability has easily become one of the most important aspects of modern-day farming, according to University of Georgia officials. The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has made this theme a priority in the 30-plus agriculture projects they have been researching for the past several years at the J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research and Education Center in Watkinsville.


June 26, 2019 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Savannah food leader honored

Karen Kirkpatrick reports that Savannah-based Byrd Cookie Co.’s Chair Emeritus Benny Curl has received the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Specialty Food Association. The award, which is the national organization’s highest honor, was presented at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City this week. It recognizes Curl’s remarkable service to the specialty food industry.


June 26, 2019 WABE 90.1

Thousands Kicked Off Medicaid Are Cautiously Optimistic After Georgia Promises To Revisit Purge

Jim Burress reports that earlier this month, the Georgia Department of Community Health purged 17,000–roughly one percent–of the state’s Medicaid recipients because, the department told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, they didn’t respond to renewal notices.  On Friday, state health officials said they’d reverse the purge and allow those affected to re-apply.


June 26, 2019 Georgia Health News

Duncan urges culture of transparency in health care

Andy Miller reports that Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan told journalists Tuesday that he wants to see transparency on quality of medical care as much as on medical prices. Duncan said there’s a vacuum of information on medical outcomes that he would like to see filled.


June 26, 2019 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Abrams urges Congress to update federal voting rights protections

Tamar Hallerman reports that Stacey Abrams urged members of Congress to bolster federal voting protections on Tuesday, six years to the day after the U.S. Supreme Court nullified key sections of the 1965 Voting Rights Act for being outdated. The Democratic runner-up for governor said the court’s 2013 ruling in Shelby County v. Holder opened the door for states such as Georgia to institute a plethora of policies that have made it harder for people, especially African Americans and Latinos, to vote.

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