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Pat Wilson, commissioner for the Georgia Department of Economic Development, speaks at an event earlier this year promoting the Rivian development deal.

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Pat Wilson, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, announced on Friday that the state and local JDA would appeal Morgan County Superior Court Judge Brenda Trammell’s ruling denying a $15 billion bond validation for the Rivian project.

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A Rivian electric truck coming off the assembly line at a plant in Normal, Illinois.

Judge rules against Rivian: $15 billion in bonds denied
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Jerry Silvio, chairman of the Joint Development Authority of Jasper, Morgan, Newton and Walton counties, talks with anti-Rivian protesters in Morgan County. The JDA is joining state officials in appealing a Morgan County judge’s ruling that denied $15 billion in bonds to fund the construction of Rivian’s new manufacturing plant planned for a 2,00-acre site between Rutledge and Social Circle.

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