Gov. Nathan Deal has subtly hinted he might veto the campus carry bill, which would allow guns on college campuses, if changes aren’t made. With only three days left in the session, that might be a tall order, according to the AJC. The governor said he wants lawmakers to consider exempting on-campus child care centers from campus-carry legislation and to address his concerns about high school students who are joint-enrolled in college courses on campuses that allow firearms.
Members of the state House of Representatives’ State Planning & Community Affairs Committee rejected a constitutional amendment asking Georgia voters to prohibit cities and counties from tying what they pay private parking vendors to the number of citations they issue or the amount of money they collect in fines. According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Sen. Vincent Forte had been chief sponsor of the bill, which was targeting PARKAtlanta. The city is already considering dropping PARKAtlanta after years of complaints by residents and businesses.
Curbed Atlanta reports that work has begun on a 38-story tower at the corner of 14th and Spring streets that should be the tallest addition to Midtown’s skyline since the recession. The 22 14th St. project by Florida-based The Related Group will be called Spring Midtown with 390 apartments and ground-level retail, including Whole Foods with pub, microbrewery, cooking school and a variety of food venues.