Closer Look: DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond; And More

DeKalb County CEO, Michael Thurmond talked to Rose Scott about the more than 30 projects listed under SPLOST, and talks about two other tax related referendums on the November ballot.
DeKalb County CEO, Michael Thurmond talked to Rose Scott about the more than 30 projects listed under SPLOST, and talks about two other tax related referendums on the November ballot.
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Friday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: An update on the story of Georgia’s Jessica Colotl. Yesterday news broke that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which presides over DACA cases, denied Colotl’s request for a renewal. Her attorney, Charles Kuck, of Kuck Immigration Lawyers, tells Rose Scott that Colotl’s DACA status has been reinstated, for now, and explains the next steps in the case.
  • 13:40: November’s election is less than two weeks away, and voters around metro Atlanta will elect new mayors in several cities. In DeKalb, voters will decide on a one-penny sales tax increase that would fund county projects related to transportation, public safety and more. DeKalb County CEO, Michael Thurmond explains the more than 30 projects listed under this SPLOST, and talks about two other tax related referendums on the November ballot.
  • 38:30: Yesterday, in a speech at the White House, President Donald Trump declared the nation’s opioid crisis a public health emergency. Here in Georgia, Fulton County officials announced that they would file suit against companies that make and distribute opioids. Next week Fulton County leaders will host a community event, called the H.O.P.E. Summit, to educate residents on the opioid crisis. A conversation with one of the summit’s speakers, Robin Elliott. Elliott co-founded the organization Georgia Overdose Prevention after her son Zack died of a opiate overdose at the age of 21.

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