Georgia Trend Daily – Nov. 29, 2021
Nov. 29, 2021 Valdosta Daily Times, CNHI News
Asia Ashley reports that Georgia is set to receive more than $11 billion from President Joe Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, though half of the state’s congressmen voted against it. Georgia’s Democrat lawmakers in both the House and Senate voted in favor of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, while Georgia’s eight Republican representatives voted against the bill, which was signed into law Nov. 15.
Nov. 29, 2021 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!
Susan Percy reports, Georgia’s tourism industry, which includes convention and trade show business, generated an economic impact of $68.8 billion in 2019 before taking a $15 billion hit last year during the pandemic. We asked the head of the state’s tourism division, Explore Georgia, to bring us up to date on how the industry is faring.
Nov. 29, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Kelly Yamanouchi reports that last year, as the pandemic upended the travel industry, more than 40,000 Delta employees took voluntary unpaid leave. Many of the company’s other workers saw their hours and pay slashed by 25%.
Nov. 29, 2021 Savannah Morning News
Nancy guan reports that the Houlihan Bridge in Port Wentworth, recognized by its steel, green trusses flanked by a hexagonal wheelhouse, is one of the oldest bridges in Georgia and it’s planned for demolition and replacement next year to the tune of about $65.5 million federal and state dollars.
Nov. 29, 2021 WABE 90.1
Emil Moffat reports that Home Depot is set to hold a virtual corporate career day on Tuesday. It’s the first time the retail giant has put on such an event. The Atlanta-based company isn’t alone in trying to stand out in a competitive labor market. And flexibility is seen as one of most important things workers are looking for.
Nov. 29, 2021 Brunswick News
Hank Rowland reports that a spokesman for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center says officials are in the process of determining how a major expansion close to Washington, D.C., will contribute to FLETC’s mission. The FLETC Office of Public Affairs announced Monday the purchase of more than 124 additional acres for the expansion of its training facility in Cheltenham, Md.
Nov. 29, 2021 Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown
Sammie Purcell reports that amidst an increase in crime in the city of Atlanta, public safety has become a key issue in the city and in surrounding metro communities. Lately, many of those communities have taken measures to find and retain more police officers and to keep crime numbers low, including increasing salaries for officers and boosting police budgets.
Nov. 29, 2021 Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Nick Wooten reports that U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop’s territory is still blue. But the Southwest Georgia district he’s represented for nearly 30 years is a little bit more Republican after GOP lawmakers finished redrawing the state’s Congressional map earlier this week.
Nov. 29, 2021 Saporta Report
David Pendered reports that Georgia state senators have begun talks on a potential statewide proposal to prohibit discrimination in housing, jobs, accommodations and more. Legislation to ban discrimination is among the possible bills lawmakers are discussing in advance of the General Assembly’s next session, which begins Jan. 10, 2022.
Nov. 29, 2021 Capitol Beat News
Tim Darnell reports that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Dec. 1 on one of the most significant abortion cases in years, and the aftereffects of its ruling will be felt here in Georgia. The case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization has drawn more than 1,000 friend-of-the-court briefs so far — including one from Georgia — on both sides of the issue.
Nov. 29, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Maya T. Prabhu reports when the U.S. census released a detailed population count in August, data showed the 6th Congressional District had nearly the exact number of people necessary for a congressional district. The district in Atlanta’s northern suburbs — which Democrat Lucy McBath flipped from Republicans in 2018 — had 657 more residents than the 765,136 that were required for each district and was the closest of the state’s 14 congressional seats to being right on target.