WSJ report: Kemp considering woman or minority for Isakson’s seat
Gov. Brian Kemp is considering a woman or minority to fill Johnny Isakson’s U.S. Senate post, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.
Rep. Doug Collins, who represents the state’s ninth congressional district, has been campaigning to fill the seat until the November 2020 special election. Isakson is stepping down at the end of the year due to health reasons.
Collins is a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump and sources told the newspaper that Trump has been pushing for Collins’ appointment.
If he is not appointed, Collins has indicated he may run for the seat in the November election.
Secretary of State creates Voter Protection Hotline
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said he has set up a Voter Protection Hotline for Georgians to check the status of their voter registration.
This comes after reports of Georgians receiving messages that say their voter registration is about to be cancelled. Raffensperger said no one should give out personal information to someone they do not know.
“You do not need to provide any Personally Identifiable Information to any outside groups to check your voter registration status,” France Watson, chief investigator with the Secretary of State’s Office said in a statement. “It is your private information and should not be shared with anyone you do not know and trust.
The hotline number is 470-312-2635 and voters can also check the Secretary of State’s website at mvp.sos.ga.gov .
Two companies to bring hundreds of jobs to Georgia
A technology company and a manufacturer are bringing new jobs to Georgia, according to announcements by Gov. Brian Kemp.
Nippon Light Metal Georgia is building a new manufacturing in the northwest Georgia town of Adairsville in Bartow County. The company says they will hire about 110 people and invest $50 million. The company provides the automotive industry with aluminum parts.
Data intelligence company Collibra is opening a new location in Atlanta. The company will hire about 200 people in sales, marketing operations and support, company officials said. The company has headquarters in New York City and Brussels.
Georgia commended for its work in stopping human trafficking
Georgia received an “A” grade from Shared Hope International for the state’s efforts to stop human trafficking, putting it in the top five of all 50 states, according to information from Attorney General Chris Carr.
Georgia received a perfect score for its laws against domestic minor sex trafficking and criminal provision for traffickers, and also received high marks for protecting child victims.
“We in Georgia believe that one victim of human trafficking is one too many, and the ‘A’ rating that we received this year is the culmination of a years-long commitment to addressing the problem head on,” Carr said in a statement.