WABE's Week In Review: Defendants in Trump case want out of Georgia courts and advocates call for Fulton jail inmates not to be shipped out of state
UPDATE: Three of the Georgia Republicans who falsely claimed that Donald Trump won the state in 2020 were not fake electors, their lawyers argued Wednesday, but instead were a “contingent” slate in case the original election results were tossed out. #gapolhttps://t.co/oMjZiIawsV— WABE News (@wabenews) September 21, 2023
Another day of note taking in court, this time for former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark’s bid to remove his Fulton County case to fed court.
Clark was not present to testify.
Earlier this month, Judge Jones denied a similar motion by Mark Meadows. pic.twitter.com/dC6UyEzIea
Moving Fulton jail inmates out of state…
If the county approves a proposal by the Fulton County Sheriff's Office to move people in custody hundreds of miles away, it would cost $166 a day per individual to house them at the D. Ray James Correctional Facility in South GA. That's $40 million a year.https://t.co/fHOvmUgh9r— Chamian Cruz 🔎 (@xchamian) September 22, 2023
Billion for more transit…
Gwinnett County commissioners on Tuesday approved a 17-billion-dollar transit plan, which includes a mix regular and rapid bus service, which would triple the number of people with access to transit.https://t.co/Ow7TxQC7Qm— WABE News (@wabenews) September 21, 2023
Teaming to add to the EV sector…
A top Hyundai executive said Tuesday that the company is rushing to start electric vehicle and battery production as soon as possible at a $7.6 billion complex in coastal Georgia, spurred by federal EV incentives that reward domestic production.https://t.co/ahJShjJkia— WABE News (@wabenews) September 20, 2023
Compensating derailment victims…
Atlanta-based Norfolk Southern announced new details about its plan to compensate East Palestine residents for lost home values since the fiery derailment disrupted life in the eastern Ohio town in February.https://t.co/HCY4bGqMtr— WABE News (@wabenews) September 19, 2023
Also in this episode…
–Julien Virgin reports on the city of Atlanta offering legacy residents forgivable loans to help repair and maintain their homes.
–DorMiya Vance explains why the mayor of South Fulton is challenging the city council on its actions surrounding the neglected Camelot Condominiums.
–Juma Sei has more on speed cameras now outside of ten Atlanta Public Schools as part of the city’s new school zone speed safety program.
–Marisa Mecke reports on the endangered whales that give birth off the coast of Georgia getting some help from the federal government.
–Emily Jones has more on rare, giant salamanders that live in North Georgia could be on track for Endangered Species Act protection following a federal judge’s ruling.