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Governor Brian P. Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp

Press Releases and Announcements

Gov. Kemp: Qcells Supplier to Invest $147 Million in Cartersville Manufacturing Facility

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Hanwha Advanced Materials Georgia, Inc. (HAGA), a manufacturer of lightweight advanced materials for sustainable technology, will create more than 160 new jobs in the City of Cartersville. The company will invest an estimated $147 million in a new manufacturing facility to supply the Qcells facility in Cartersville.

First Lady Marty Kemp Announces New Appointments to GRACE Commission

Atlanta, GA – Today, First Lady Marty Kemp announced Governor Brian Kemp signed an executive order increasing the membership of the Georgians for Refuge, Action, Compassion, and Education (GRACE) Commission by two seats and appointing four new members to fill both the newly-created vacancies and two others. Lieutenant Governor Burt Jones, Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Director Mike Register, Department of Corrections Commissioner Tyrone Oliver, and Department of Juvenile Justice Interim Commissioner Shawnda Reynolds-Cobb will join the Commission as it continues to bring public officials, law enforcement, for-profit and non-profit organizations, healthcare officials, and subject matter experts together to confront the issue of human trafficking in Georgia.

Gov. Kemp Signs State Income Tax Refund Bill

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp signed HB 162 into law yesterday, providing for a special state income tax refund for Georgians who filed returns in both the 2021 and 2022 taxable years. The AFY 2023 budget signed by Governor Kemp on March 10 accounts for the special refund, with over $1 billion in surplus funds on its way back to taxpayers. This is the second state income tax refund of its kind in as many years, thanks to conservative budgeting and the support of the General Assembly.

First Lady Marty Kemp

Marty Kemp

First Lady of Georgia

Co-Chair of the GRACE Commission

Marty Kemp is a small business owner, community volunteer, wife, and mother of three daughters.

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