Closer Look: Ga. Republican Sen. Burt Jones Talks Airport “Takeover” Bill; Gwinnett’s Transit Future After ‘No’ MARTA Vote; Cobb County Man Plans To Climb Mt. Everest

GA Republican Senator Burt Jones talks SB 131, a bill that would allow the state to takeover operations at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport from the city of Atlanta.
GA Republican Senator Burt Jones talks SB 131, a bill that would allow the state to takeover operations at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport from the city of Atlanta.
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Wednesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”

  • 0:00: Gwinnett voters said “no” to more transit yesterday in a referendum that, if passed, would have expanded MARTA operations to the county. Political strategist Fred Hicks breaks down the results of the vote and future implications it may have on Gwinnett’s transit options.
  • 16:21: Georgia Republican Senator Burt Jones is the lawmaker behind one of the more controversial bill’s currently being considered at the State Capitol- SB 131 is a bill that allows the state to gain control of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and creates the Georgia Major Airport Authority. Today, we’ll hear why Sen. Jones says the world’s busiest airport should fall under state control.
  • 40:36: Cobb County resident Jermaine Middleton is on a mission to climb Mount Everest. He joins us in the studio to share how he will do it, and what’s motivating him to make the journey. Read more here: summit413.com.
Cobb County resident Jermaine Middleton is on a mission to climb Mt. Everest. If successful Middleton will become the first U.S. born black man to summit the mountain. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker.