Georgia Trend Daily – Jan. 19, 2022

Jan. 19, 2022 The Center Square

State economist expects Georgia’s revenue bump to level

Nyamekye Daniel reports that Georgia’s current economic boost is short-lived, state economist Jeffrey Dorfman warned Tuesday. Dorfman said the state’s revenue growth will flatten later this year because Georgians no longer are receiving federal aid.

Georgia Trend January 2022 Peach Plate 96

Ultra-chic: St. Neo’s in Savannah’s Drayton Hotel
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Jan. 19, 2022 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

Peach Plate: French with a Southern Accent

Sucheta Rawal reports, located in one of Savannah’s oldest buildings that dates back to the 1890s, St. Neo’s Brasserie is not your typical hotel restaurant. For starters, the interior is a dream come true for decorators and makeover enthusiasts.

Jan. 19, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

5G expansion not planned for area around Hartsfield-Jackson

Kelly Yamanouchi reports, while Hartsfield-Jackson International is not one of the airports directly affected by the planned rollout of 5G mobile technology, that doesn’t mean there won’t be an impact on travelers here. Airline industry leaders say the expansion of 5G mobile technology could interfere with the instruments on some airplanes, and they asked the Biden Administration to intervene to prevent severe flight disruptions.

Jan. 19, 2022

Ireland and Atlanta: Deepening Civil Rights Connections 

Trevor Williams reports that Ciara O’Floinn  didn’t characterize it as a regret, per se, but if the former Irish consul general had more time in Atlanta, she’d likely have spent much of it fostering new conversations on equity and diversity.

Jan. 19, 2022 Georgia Recorder

Georgia corrections prepares to spend $600M to replace older prisons

Stanley Dunlap reports that Georgia’s prison system could undergo a radical change with Gov. Brian Kemp’s proposal to spend $600 million to open two new prisons that would replace four outdated correctional facilities with the aim to make prisons safer and cut costs. The governor recommended in his spending plans that the state purchase a newer prison and build a 3,000-bed facility, a decision he called a historic investment when he announced the plans last week.

Jan. 19, 2022 ProPublica, The Current

How a powerful company convinced Georgia to let it bury toxic waste in groundwater

Max Blau reports, for the past several years, Georgia Power has gone to great lengths to skirt the federal rule requiring coal-fired power plants to safely dispose of massive amounts of toxic waste they produced. But previously unreported documents obtained by ProPublica show that the company’s efforts were more extensive than publicly known.

Jan. 19, 2022 Gwinnett Daily Post

Democrats lining up to run for state House 97 seat in western Gwinnett

Curt Yeomans reports that two Democrats have recently announced plans to run for the House District 97 seat in western Gwinnett that will be open in this year’s elections. Ruwa Romman and Jonathan “JT” Wu each announced bids for the seat, which is largely made up of the current House District 95, although the western part of that district was moved into the new state House District 48.

Jan. 19, 2022 Savannah Morning News

Anne Westbrook announces candidacy for Savannah’s District 163 in the Georgia House

Will Peebles reports that Democrat Anne Westbrook will be running to represent Savannah’s House District 163 in the 2022 election. Westbrook’s announcement came the day after current House 163 Rep. Derek Mallow announced he wuld purse Savannah’s Senate District 2 seat this year.

Jan. 19, 2022 Clayton News-Daily

Scott introduces legislation to provide mental health treatment of incarcerated residents

Staff reports that State Representative Sandra Scott (D-Rex) recently introduced House Bill 853, which would provide mental health treatment alternatives to incarcerated individuals. “Georgia is ranked last in the country for mental health care,” said Rep. Scott.

Jan. 19, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia tax collections up 18% for first half of fiscal 2022

James Salzer reports that state tax collections were up 24.3% in December as Georgia’s economy remained strong through the holiday season. For the first six months of fiscal 2022, collections are 18.1% ahead of last year, or $2.28 billion.


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