Monday, March 28, 2016

Monday March 28, 2016 - Countdown in GA

Georgia Governor Deal has until May 3, 2016 to sign or veto the Georgia bill HB757. I discussed in a previous post that most of these State bills are being stopped at the Governor's desk.

Governor Deal is now under tremendous pressure to veto the bill. Unlike North Carolina, Georgia has a much larger (Metro Atlanta based) economy.

I think he will veto the bill and here is why:

1) The Walking Dead production company will move from Georgia. The new season (#7) plans to start filming in May 2016. It's filmed in my county and about 10 miles from my house. I have seen "walkers" at local stores on film breaks during the day.

2) Walt Disney and their Marvel Group is currently filming two movies in Georgia, with at least 4 more planned at $250M+ budget per film, they plan to will leave Georgia if the law is not vetoed.

3) Tyler Perry who purchased Fort MacPherson to turn it into a major film studio, is planning to reduce his development, if the law is signed.

4) Arthur Blank, owner of the NFL Atlanta Falcons will complete a new $1B stadium in 2017. The NFL stated that this bill will threaten the Superbowl planned by 2020.. Mr. Blank is founder of Home Depot.

5) List of other companies joining the possible boycott.

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