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88.5 GPB-Atlanta Midday News For Tuesday December 12, 1017

Mayor Reed Legal Action Against Mary Norwood PeachCare Runs Out Of Money Next Month Plant Vogtle Decision Due Next Week
December 12, 2017

Moody's Warns Of Downgrade Over Climate Change Inaction

Last month, Moody’s Investors Service issued a stern warning to states: address climate change or risk a credit downgrade . That report says Georgia is one of a handful of coastal states facing the highest risk from climate change. We talked with climate change reporter Christopher Flavelle of Bloomberg News and Jennette Gayer of Environment Georgia.
December 12, 2017

Georgia Commission May Vote Next Week On Vogtle Reactors

The state agency that regulates utilities could decide next week whether to complete two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle or cancel the project that's been plagued by delays and escalating costs. Georgia Power estimates the reactors will cost $12.2 billion and won't be finished until 2021 and 2022. The new reactors on the Savannah River near Waynesboro were initially expected to cost the company about $6 billion and be completed this year. The state Public Service Commission has to decide whether the reactors are still a good deal for ratepayers, who would bear much of the cost. The PSC's analysts say it's not, arguing the project's current price tag is $3.9 billion more than what they consider reasonable. A vote by the PSC on whether to move forward was expected in February. But PSC Chairman Stan Wise told The Augusta Chronicle the commission plans to vote Dec. 21. Wise said Georgia Power wants a decision now so that, if the project gets cancelled, the company could take advantage
December 12, 2017

New CDC Director Questioned About Financial Conflicts

A U.S. Senator is criticizing the director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for an apparent financial conflict of interest that the senator says may prevent the director from doing her job. Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald became director of the Atlanta-based CDC in July, and was required to sell a range of stocks she owned, including beer and soda companies, the tobacco company Philip Morris International, and a number of health care companies such as vaccine manufacturers and health-care companies. "I've done everything that they've requested, in a timely manner as they've requested," Fitzgerald said Monday in an interview with The Associated Press. "My financial people tell me we have now sold all the stocks." But last week, Sen. Patty Murray wrote Fitzgerald saying she's concerned about unresolved financial holdings noted in Fitzgerald's ethics agreement with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CDC is part of HHS. The agreement notes Fitzgerald is unable to divest from
December 12, 2017

Atlanta Blog Posts

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There’s a new private club opening its doors in Atlanta. The Gathering Spot bills itself as the city’s first private club for millennials, where...

January 26th, 2016

Raising Startup Money: A Woman's Perspective

Cardiologist Sheila Woodhouse discovered how difficult raising startup money can be when she founded the company DoxMed, which provides an app that...

December 23rd, 2015

Launching A Startup: Lessons Learned

Although Georgia tops a recent national list of women-owned businesses, only a fraction of technology businesses are founded and led by women....

December 22nd, 2015