Georgia Trend Daily – Feb. 3, 2020
Feb. 3, 2020 Savannah Morning News
Katie Nussbaum reports, if you’re in Savannah to make it big in the production industry you’re in the right city, according to MovieMaker magazine, which recently named the Hostess City the No. 1 best place to live and work as a moviemaker. This was the sixth year in a row that Savannah has been named in the top three, landing the number one spot in 2020, 2019, 2017 and 2016.
Feb. 3, 2020 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!
Susan Percy and Mary Ann DeMuth report that one of the things that sets Georgia apart from other states, so the anecdotal evidence says, is the dedication of business leaders to making the state more than a great place to do business, but also a great place for people to live. The two leaders named 2020 Georgia Trustees exemplify this commitment.
Feb. 3, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Mary Caldwell reports, Spring may not be officially on the calendar yet, but several metro Atlanta area companies are ramping up hiring for their busy spring and summer seasons. You’ll also find plenty of openings for census positions this time of year.
Feb. 3, 2020 Atlanta Business Chronicle
Sari Lesk reports that more than 1,000 additional Delta Air Lines employees could join one of the lawsuits filed against Wisconsin retailer Lands’ End Inc. over uniforms provided by the apparel merchant. On Dec. 31, a federal lawsuit was filed in the Western District of Wisconsin against the Dodgeville-based retailer regarding complaints related to its “Passport Plum” uniforms.
Feb. 3, 2020 Marietta Daily Journal
Staff reports that Jim Chapman completed his term as chairman of the National Association of Home Builders’ Land Development Committee and was named a member of the NAHB’s prestigious Budget/Finance committee at the 2020 NAHB International Builders Show in Las Vegas. Chapman was also the 2018 president of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and will be president of the Homebuilders Association of Georgia starting in September 2020.
Feb. 3, 2020 GlobalAtlanta.com
Staff reports that Judy Oh is a member of Atlanta hub of the Global Shapers, a group of your global leaders designated by the World Economic Forum to further its goals and initiatives in more than 400 hub cities in 154 countries.
Feb. 3, 2020 Georgia State University
Staff reports that Georgia State University has been named to the Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN), a partnership of prestigious colleges and universities that fosters collaboration among those committed to building the emerging field of public interest technology and growing a new generation of civic-minded technologists.
Feb. 3, 2020 Rome News-Tribune
Doug Walker reports that a special state commission is recommending the expenditure of billions of dollars over the next 30 years to enhance the flow of freight across the state. Bartow County Commissioner Steve Taylor, a member of the Georgia Freight and Logistics Commission, said the focus of the panel for the past year has been on ways to move freight across the state without making traffic any worse than it already is in the metro Atlanta area.
Feb. 3, 2020 Georgia Health News
Andy Miller reports that a new federal initiative on Medicaid could wind up altering Georgia’s waiver proposal on extending coverage to low-income adults. The Trump administration said Thursday that it’s encouraging states to seek a cap on federal Medicaid funding for covering working-age adults, in exchange for more state autonomy in running that program.
Feb. 3, 2020 Capitol Beat
Dave Williams reports that after years of failing to gain traction in the General Assembly, efforts to raise Georgia’s tobacco tax could get a boost this year from the budget crunch facing state lawmakers. The legislature passed a bill early in the 2020 session to tax online purchases made through such “marketplace facilitators” as Amazon and Google.
Feb. 3, 2020 GPB
Stephen Fowler reports that candidates for a pair of U.S. Senate seats and several competitive U.S. House races raked in millions of dollars in campaign contributions in the last quarter of 2019, setting the stage for an expensive election year with national implications. Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) has nearly $8 million in his campaign account, reporting more than $1.8 million in receipts on his most recent federal filing.
Feb. 3, 2020 All On Georgia
Jessica Szilagyi reports, last month, the Georgia Court of Appeals issued an opinion with regard to a case involving a juvenile that will undoubtedly set a precedent for trial courts in Georgia to weigh when an officer is qualified to distinguish the smell of marijuana.
Feb. 3, 2020 The Center Square
Staff reports, if you use web-based or mobile app services such as Uber, Lyft or Airbnb in Georgia, you will be subject to sales tax as of April 1. House Bill 276 requires sales and use taxes to be collected from retailers who coordinate the sale of products or provide services in the state.
Feb. 3, 2020 Georgia Recorder
Stanley Dunlap reports that one proposed state law aims to slap a new tax on vaping products and license sellers who deal in the products. Another would stiffen the criminal penalties when adults distribute e-cigarettes or vaping products to anyone under 21.
Feb. 3, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Sarah Kallis reports that White House hopeful Mike Bloomberg’s campaign opened its first Georgia office in Midtown Atlanta, the heart of the city’s gay community, with a promise to put the Democrat’s recently-released LGBTQ platform at the center of his campaign.