0:00: Rose gives a news brief on a bill that would ban most abortions in Georgia after six weeks that continues to move forward, known as the “Heartbeat” bill. The measure passed in a state Senate committee this morning, and could be up for a vote in the chamber later this week.
In other news, tomorrow is Election Day. Voters will head to the polls to decide on a referendum to expand transit in Gwinnett County with MARTA, and in Atlanta, there’s a special election to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Councilman Ivory Lee Young Jr. This would be to fill Young’s unexpired term.
2:33: Earlier this month SunTrust and B.B.&.T. announced that the two banks will become one, creating the nation’s sixth largest bank. What does this merger mean for Atlanta, home to SunTrust’s current headquarters? SunTrust chairman and CEO Bill Rogers tells us more including announcing that SunTrust Foundation has made a multi-million dollar gift to the Westside Future Fund.
33:28: This Tuesday, Emory University and the New York Times will lead a conversation about the challenges veterans may face when transitioning into the civilian workforce. Ahead of that conversation, Emory University Claire Sterk, Jason Dozier, an Army veteran and director of program operations and evaluation at Hire Heroes USA, and Ginger Miller, a Navy veteran and CEO and Founder of Women Veterans Interactive stop by our studios to discuss these challenges, as well as the resources available to veterans.
Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker.