Georgia Trend Daily – July 11, 2022

July 11, 2022 The Center Square

Report: Georgia among states most impacted by inflation

T.A. DeFeo reports that Georgia is ranked as having the fourth-highest in impact from inflation, trailing only Louisiana, Florida and Tennessee. That’s according to the site Merchant Maverick, which ranked states on a series of criteria, including regional price parity, the state sales tax rate, and median household income.

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July 11, 2022 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

New mental health hotline launches

Kenna Simmons reports, for someone in the midst of a mental health crisis, calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be a literal lifesaver. Starting next Saturday, it will get a little easier to call for help – just dial 988.

July 11, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

State of Georgia ends fiscal year with $6 billion increase in revenue

James Salzer reports that Georgia tax collections soared in the recently completed fiscal year, raising the likelihood the state will see another record revenue surplus. Revenue collections — mostly from income and sales taxes — were up 14.2% in June.

July 11, 2022 Fox 5 Atlanta

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s mother-in-law, Jeane Argo, dies at 92

Staff reports that Jeane Argo, mother-in-law of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and mother of First Lady Marty Kemp, has passed away. She was 92. Georgia’s first family announced the passing through a statement on Twitter Sunday afternoon.

July 11, 2022 Saporta Report

Hartsfield-Jackson concourse expansion joins list of federally funded Georgia airport improvements

John Ruch reports that a Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport concourse will get a $40 million expansion in the latest federally funded airport upgrade secured by Georgia officials. The expansion and upgrade of the 40-year-old Concourse D, with goals of boosting passenger capacity and energy efficiency, was announced on July 7 by U.S. Senators Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, U.S. Rep. Nikema Williams and Mayor Andre Dickens.

July 11, 2022 Savannah Morning News

Port Wentworth’s rural neighborhoods face an uncertain future with warehouse development

Nancy Guan reports that Port Wentworth’s Monteith and Meinhard neighborhoods, surrounded by lush green woodland, are remnants of the region’s rural landscape predating the urbanization and industrialization that has paved over vast portions of the rest of the city in the last few decades. The community of about 25 households enjoy a respite from all the traffic and noise that plague Georgia 21 just down the road.

July 11, 2022 Marietta Daily Journal

First phase of Chattahoochee Riverlands trail to begin construction next year

Chart Riggall reports, after years of planning, Cobb County is set to take its first baby steps toward realizing the vision of a 100-mile greenway along the Chattahoochee River, the first 2.4 miles of which will be in Cobb. Construction of the trail’s first mile is on track to begin early next year, Cobb Department of Transportation Director Drew Raessler told the MDJ.

July 11, 2022 Capitol Beat News

Gubernatorial adversaries Kemp, Abrams on record fundraising pace

Dave Williams reports that with four months left until Election Day, Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams are on track to obliterate the Peach State’s record for gubernatorial campaign fundraising. The Abrams campaign raised about $9.8 million during the last two months alone, while her One Georgia leadership committee brought in another $12.3 million in May and June.

July 11, 2022 New York Times

Despite Repeated Fumbles, Georgia Republicans Say They’re Sticking With Walker

Maya King reports that Georgia Republicans knew for months before Herschel Walker launched his Senate campaign that he would be a huge risk in one of the party’s most pivotal races. Just how much of a risk has become clear to many of them in recent weeks.

July 11, 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

GOP congressmen pressure UGA over ‘pregnancy centers’ website

Ty Tagami reports that two Republican congressmen from Georgia are pressuring the University of Georgia to end what they say is its involvement in a website that identifies the locations of centers that counsel pregnant women. U.S. Reps. Jody B. Hice and Andrew S. Clyde say the site exposes “crisis pregnancy centers” nationwide to violence by making them targets for terrorist groups.

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