Georgia Trend Daily – Jan. 12, 2022

Jan. 12, 2022

Gov. Kemp Announces GEER II Funding to Support Education

Staff reports that Governor Brian P. Kemp announced the recipients of Round 1 of the second installment of the Governors Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER II), amounting to a total of over $47 million in additional emergency assistance to support K-12 and higher education entities as they continue to address the disruptions and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spotlight On Red Stage Curtain

Jan. 12, 2022 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Nominations for Georgia’s 500 Most Influential Leaders

Nominations are open now through January 31, 2022 for the premiere edition of Georgia Trend’s Georgia 500. It will publish next Fall and will be an engaging look at Georgia’s most powerful people across major industries and organizations.

Jan. 12, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Metro Atlanta employers bet on return to office space

Andy Peters reports that with the pandemic still raging, a growing number of metro Atlanta employers have placed bets that office buildings will once again be busy with workers. The omicron variant is slowing some executives’ plans to get staff back to their cubicles.

Jan. 12, 2022 Georgia Recorder

Georgia Power coal ash storage plans in limbo after new EPA crack down

Jill Nolin reports that the Biden administration unveiled federal coal ash plans Tuesday that could complicate Georgia Power’s plans to leave massive piles of coal ash in unlined pits, where the toxic waste left behind after decades of burning coal for energy sits in groundwater.

Jan. 12, 2022

President Carter Honored With Japan-America Society’s First Lifetime Achievement Award

Trevor Williams reports that Jimmy Carter’s work fostering world peace during and after his presidency is well-documented, but a local nonprofit is shining greater light on work deepening ties with Japan, starting while he served as governor of Georgia in the early 1970s.

Jan. 12, 2022 Georgia Health News

Anthem seeks to halt court order continuing Northside contract

Andy Miller reports that Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield has filed a legal motion to end a court’s temporary restraining order that, at least temporarily, has kept Northside Hospital facilities in the giant insurer’s network. Northside Hospital was granted an injunction by Fulton County Superior Court just before its Anthem contract was scheduled to be severed Jan. 1.

Jan. 12, 2022 Covington News

Covington’s Greg Dozier among ‘Most Influential Georgians’ list

Taylor Beck reports that Greg Dozier, who is commissioner of Georgia’s Technical College System (TCSG), was recently deemed one of the most impactful people in the state. “Georgia Trend” magazine listed Dozier as one of the “100 Most Influential Georgians” for 2022.

Jan. 12, 2022 WABE 90.1

Why Biden, Harris chose Atlanta to refocus America’s attention on voting rights

Jim Burress and Sam Gringlas report that President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris made a push in Atlanta on Tuesday for the U.S. Senate to relax the chamber’s filibuster rules, so Democrats can soon pass voting rights legislation. The pair spoke on the grounds of Atlanta’s historically Black colleges — Clark Atlanta University and Morehouse College.

Jan. 12, 2022 The Center Square

Georgia Republican leaders give Biden, Harris cold reception during voting rights tour

Nyamekye Daniel reports that Georgia Republicans reaffirmed their stance behind the state’s election reforms in response Tuesday to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit to rally for federal voting rights reform. Gov. Brian Kemp touted the benefits of the Georgia Election Integrity Act and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger made his recommendations for federal election laws ahead of the Biden and Harris Atlanta tour.

Georgia Southern University

Jan. 12, 2022 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Perspectives: Georgia Southern University

Julia Roberts reports, our Perspectives series this month features Dr. Kyle Marrero, President of Georgia Southern University. With more than 27,000 students on three campuses, Georgia Southern has a focus on graduating students ready to power, serve, and transform their communities, the region, and beyond. Learn a few facts about them in this short video!

Jan. 12, 2022 Capitol Beat News

Raffensperger calls for ban on non-citizen voting

Dave Williams reports that Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger called on Congress Tuesday to pass a constitutional amendment banning non-U.S. citizens from voting. “American leaders should be elected by American citizens,” Raffensperger said during a news conference at the Georgia Capitol. “It’s as simple as that.”

Jan. 12, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Kemp reloads campaign coffers as he prepares for 2022

Greg Bluestein reports that Gov. Brian Kemp will report more than $12 million in his campaign account as he readies for a tough reelection fight against former U.S. Sen. David Perdue in the GOP primary and a potential rematch against Democrat Stacey Abrams in November. The Republican’s campaign said Tuesday that Kemp raised more than $7 million between July 1 and Jan. 9.


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