Georgia Trend Daily – May 28, 2021

May 28, 2021 Georgia.gov

Gov. Kemp: Georgia Secures AAA Bond Rating in 2021

Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced Georgia again secured the highest ratings of AAA with a stable outlook from each of the three main credit rating agencies: FitchRatings, Moody’s Investors Service, and S&P Global Ratings.

 

 

May 28, 2021 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Peach Plate: Entertaining Safely

Sucheta Rawal reports, holiday parties, office luncheons and company-wide events – these staples of business life all but disappeared in the past year. Some of us are still not comfortable dining out in a group setting and continue to eat lunch at our home offices.

 

May 28, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Land fights, public opposition left Georgia reliant on one pipeline

Tamar Hallerman reports that the six-day shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline, which depleted the fuel supplies of more than two-thirds of metro Atlanta service stations, showed just how vulnerable Georgia is to interruptions to its energy supply. The cyberattack earlier this month made it painfully clear that, in a pinch, there are few practical alternatives to replace the pipeline’s massive capacity.

 

May 28, 2021 Georgia Historical Society

David Abney and Juanita Baranco to be Inducted in Historic First Televised Georgia Trustees Gala

Staff reports that the Georgia Historical Society announced today the statewide television partners and streaming services that will carry the historic first broadcast of the Georgia Trustees Gala featuring Governor Brian Kemp’s induction of the newest Georgia Trustees. “To be named a Georgia Trustee is the highest honor the State of Georgia can confer, and we are excited to bring this incredible event and the induction of David Abney, former CEO of UPS, and Juanita Baranco, the Executive Vice President and COO of Baranco Automotive Group, to the people of Georgia in a way that we have never done before,” said Patricia Meagher, Director of Communications for the Georgia Historical Society.

 

May 28, 2021 Fox 5 Atlanta

Dragon Con announces return to in-person event this Labor Day weekend

Staff reports that the organizers of Dragon Con, the Southeast’s largest multi-media and pop culture convention, announced this week the conviction will return to an in-person event this Labor Day weekend.

 

May 28, 2021 GlobalAtlanta.com

Georgia Companies, Nonprofits Work to Address ‘Root Causes’ of Central American Migration 

Trevor Williams reports, amid yet another crisis of unaccompanied minors arriving at the southern U.S. border in large numbers, it’s easy for politicians to take potshots at one another about what has become an easy wedge issue.

 

May 28, 2021 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Georgia Education Guide

Time to make some decisions about colleges and universities? You’ll find lots of information in the Georgia Education Guide.

 

May 28, 2021 Facing South

A step toward occupational licensing fairness for Georgians with criminal records

DJ Sims reports that according to recent estimates, 1 in 3 Georgians have a criminal record. The accompanying stigma often proves difficult to remove — and current state policy can make it economically devastating.

 

May 28, 2021 The Center Square

Georgia lawmakers to study crime in Atlanta

Nyamekye Daniel reports that Georgia lawmakers will study the rise in crime in Atlanta this summer. The House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee plans to hold a series of hearings to look at the causes and solutions for the increase in crime in the state’s capital city.

 

May 28, 2021 Valdosta Daily Times, CNHI

Amid controversy, Greene, Gaetz rally in Dalton

Riley Bunch reports that two of the GOP’s most controversial figures are on a quest to keep President Donald Trump at the forefront of the Republican Party. Georgia’s U.S. House Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was joined by Florida House Rep. Matt Gaetz in deep-red Dalton on Thursday night as part of their series of “America First” rallies.

 

May 28, 2021 WABE 90.1

Sen. Warnock, MARTA Chief Executive: Invest In Infrastructure And Jobs Will Follow

Emil Moffat reports that Georgia U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock is continuing to push for passage of legislation that will invest in infrastructure improvements across the country. Warnock says doing so will not only add sustainability but will also create more jobs.

 

May 28, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Capitol Recap: Stimulus estimates were way off for some Georgia cities

Jim Dinery reports that at least six metro Atlanta cities have learned that the American Rescue Plan won’t be rescuing them nearly as much as they had expected. When Congress passed President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, it included $350 billion to be provided to local governments across the country to reimburse pandemic-related budget losses, pay essential workers and help hard-hit communities.

 

 

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