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Here is Your AM Rundown, with news updates in 400 words or less. Get caught up on headlines and other developments you might’ve missed.
Here’s what to know for today:
- Tuesday’s election was especially good for Mayor Andre Dickens. The city’s proposed $750 million infrastructure package, Moving Atlanta Forward, got the votes needed to proceed. The funds will go toward transportation, parks, public safety, and the arts.
“The voters have demonstrated their trust in the City to carry out these projects, and now it is up to us to deliver,” Dickens said in a statement. “Our Administration is committed to delivering these projects in a transparent and efficient way that meets the expectations of Atlanta residents.”
- The gubernatorial rematch between Stacey Abrams and current Gov. Brian Kemp is set. Kemp, who was challenged by Donald Trump-backed former Sen. David Perdue, secured the GOP nomination with 73.69% of the vote. Abrams, who ran unopposed, will represent the Democratic Party in November.
- In addition to voting for local and state officials, Cobb County residents rejected the motion for three cityhood movements. Polls show 72% of residents voted “No” for the proposed cities of East Cobb, Lost Mountain, and Vinings.
- Want to stay on a Black-owned farm in Georgia? You can now, thanks to a partnership between Airbnb and New Communities Inc., an organization working to empower Black families in southwest Georgia. The goal is to promote economic opportunities for Black farmers in the state.
- We now know who will develop the former site of the Atlanta Civic Center. A partnership between Atlanta’s own H.J. Russell and Co. and New York-based development firm, Tishman Speyer, will potentially bring 1,300 residential units to the 14-acre property.
ICYMI: The midterm election was a busy one for Capital B Atlanta, but we couldn’t let the day go by without hitting up at least one watch party. State and local politics reporter Chauncey Alcorn broke down U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath’s big win, and recapped victories for other Black candidates.
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