Georgia Trend Daily – June 28, 2023

June 28, 2023 The Center Square

Georgia approves $17.3M in infrastructure loans and grants

T.A. DeFeo reports, Georgia authorities have approved $17.3 million in Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank loans and grants for seven transportation infrastructure projects across the state. “Transportation infrastructure projects often entail large upfront costs,” State Road and Tollway Authority Executive Director Jannine Miller said in an announcement.

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June 28, 2023 Georgia Trend – Exclusive!

CareSource forms partnerships to address human trafficking in Georgia 

Julia Roberts reports that there are 1.5 million human trafficking victims in the United States, most of which are children, with the average age of victims ranging from 12 to 14 years old. Home to a complex interstate system and the busiest airport in the world, Georgia’s location makes it a prime target for trafficking.

June 28, 2023 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta-based NCR files federal paperwork to begin corporate split

Zachary Hansen reports that one of Atlanta’s largest companies has filed key paperwork with securities regulators to split itself into two public entities. NCR, an automated teller and financial technology company, filed documents on Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, revealing new details on the impending split.

June 28, 2023 Capitol Beat News

SRTA helping to fund seven local road projects

Dave Williams reports that a program of grants and loans for infrastructure improvements run by the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) has awarded $17.3 million to help fund seven projects across Georgia. The authority’s board voted Monday to approve grants and loans from the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank (GTIB) to four cities, two counties and a community improvement district.

June 28, 2023 Fox 5 Atlanta

18 Georgia counties listed as natural disaster areas following peach freeze

Staff reports that a natural disaster declaration has been issued for 18 counties across Georgia so far. Those areas will receive much-needed loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help offset the significant damage on Georgia’s peach crop from March’s untimely freeze.

June 28, 2023 GlobalAtlanta.com

British Gift Wrap Maker Gets $125M Loan for U.S. Operations

Trevor Williams reports that IG Design Group plc, a British gift wrap and greeting card company with an Atlanta base, has secured a $125 million loan facility to recapitalize its U.S. operations. Based in Milton Keynes, England, Design Group is in the midst restructuring its American business, where revenues fell 10 percent last year after the company intentionally shed money-losing business units.

June 28, 2023 Savannah Morning News

Fighting the rising tide, Fort Pulaski plans upgrades to prepare for floods, storms

Marisa Mecke reports, to keep up with its growing visitor demands and stave off the impacts of climate change, Fort Pulaski’s National Park Service staff held a public meeting June 22 to share with the community planned updates for the park. Some of those changes will be obvious to visitors, such as moving the entrance station farther onto the island from Highway 80 to alleviate traffic and handicap accessibility at the picnic area.

June 28, 2023 Rome News-Tribune

Rome-based Summit Hill foods up for sale

John Druckenmiller reports that a representative of Summit Hill Foods confirmed Tuesday that the company, located off East First Avenue in downtown Rome, is up for sale. “We at Summit Hill Foods Inc. have engaged in a process to sell the company,” said Jason Marion, vice president for human resources, in a statement.

June 28, 2023 GPB

Supreme Court rulings could lead to redrawn congressional maps for Georgia

Donna Lowry reports that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that Louisiana’s new congressional map reduces Black voting strength in violation of the U.S. Civil Rights Act. The decision comes on the heels of the high court’s similar ruling in Alabama a few weeks ago in Allen v. Milligan. It directly affects similar lawsuits opposing Georgia’s congressional and legislative maps.

June 28, 2023 Georgia Recorder

Antisemitic demonstrations across Georgia spur calls for state law and renew First Amendment debate

Ross Williams reports, about a dozen people gathered outside a Cobb County synagogue Saturday bearing Nazi flags, sparking widespread condemnation from both sides of the political aisle in Georgia and renewing talk of state action to address antisemitism. “There is absolutely no place for this hate and antisemitism in our state,” said Republican Gov. Brian Kemp in a tweet.

June 28, 2023 11 Alive

These new laws are going into effect in Georgia July 1

Staff reports, as the calendar turns to July, and the legislative session comes to an end, a new swath of Georgia laws will go into effect. Here’s a quick breakdown of the major ones to know.

June 28, 2023 New York Times

Push to tie Medicaid to work is making a comeback. Georgia is at forefront.

Amy Goldestein reports on Capitol Hill this spring, House Republicans — who were engaged in ferocious negotiations over the national debt ceiling — wanted to purge many poor adults from Medicaid rolls unless they held a job, trained for work or helped in their community. More than 600 miles to the south, Georgia’s GOP governor prepared to do something similar, allowing impoverished adults in the state who had never qualified for Medicaid to join — but only if they prove every month they meet the same kind of requirements.

June 28, 2023 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Limited Medicaid expansion, for those who make the grade, starts July 1

Ariel Hart reports that on July 1, Georgia will make state history by opening Medicaid to thousands of poor adults who live in the state, a step that state leaders once rebuffed as unthinkable. But most of the state’s uninsured poor won’t qualify.

 

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