Juan Rodriguez

GPB News Intern

Rajeev Dhawan, director of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University, expects moderate job growth for the rest of 2017.

Dhawan issued his forecast for the third quarter on Wednesday, August 23. He says that Georgia’s income and job growth has been affected due to domestic demand driven sectors, such as hospitality, retail and education, not showing much growth.

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In a recently published study, researchers at Georgia Tech, Emory and Duke examined pollution levels drivers are exposed to inside their vehicles during rush hour in Atlanta. Counter to their expectations, researchers found that drivers are exposed to a significant amount of dangerous pollutants during those times.

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A new law that will help fight the opioid crisis in Georgia will go into effect on July 1.

House Bill 249 was sent to the governor on April 7 after making it through the House with a vote of 164-9 and through the Senate with a vote of 50-0.

“The overall goal of passing the law is really to reduce prescription drug abuse and enhance patient safety,” said Dr. Steven Walsh, president of the Medical Association of Georgia.