Governor Kemp Names New Appointments

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced appointments to various state boards, authorities, commissions, councils, and other state organizations.

Gov. Kemp Appoints Fitz Johnson to Public Service Commission

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp appointed Fitz Johnson to serve as the District 3 Commissioner on the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC). Johnson will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of Commissioner Chuck Eaton to the Atlanta Judicial Circuit.

Georgia Unemployment Rate Drops for 14th Straight Month to 4.0% as Jobs Increase

Atlanta, GA - Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp applauded Georgia's unemployment rate dropping for the fourteenth straight month since April 2020. The unemployment rate has dropped from 4.1% in May 2021 to 4.0% for the month of June. The national unemployment average is 5.9%.

Gov. Kemp Announces Statewide Initiative to Accelerate Georgia’s Electric Mobility Industry

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced a statewide initiative to strengthen Georgia's position as a national leader in the electric mobility industry. Driven by the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), the Electric Mobility and Innovation Alliance (EMIA) includes partners from the private and public sectors ranging from government, industry, electric utilities, education, nonprofits, and other stakeholders, focused on advancing Georgia’s role in developing the electric mobility industry and its supply chain. In conjunction with the initiative, GDEcD has launched new website assets at: georgia.org/mobility.

Gov. Kemp Announces Coastal Electric Cooperative and Darien Communications to Expand Broadband in Southeast Georgia

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian Kemp announced Coastal Electric Cooperative and Darien Communications' expansion of broadband services for three counties in southeast Georgia. Officials announced the formation of a new broadband provider in southeast Georgia, Coastal Fiber, Inc., which will offer high-speed internet service to 16,000 homes and businesses in Liberty, Bryan, and Long counties.

Governor Kemp Announces Six Judicial Appointments

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced his appointment of Judge Verda Colvin to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court of Georgia. Colvin will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of the Honorable Harold D. Melton, effective July 1.

Gov. Kemp Names New Division of Family & Children Services Interim Director

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Candice Broce, Chief Operating Officer for the Governor's Office, will serve as interim Director of the Division of Family & Children Services, effective immediately.

June Net Tax Revenues Up 29.1 Percent, FY 2021 Up 13.5 Percent

Atlanta, GA - The State of Georgia’s June net tax collections totaled $2.5 billion for an increase of $563.1 million, or 29.1 percent, compared to June 2020 when net tax collections totaled nearly $1.94 billion as of June 30, 2020. For the year-ended June 30, 2021, net tax collections totaled almost $26.90 billion for an increase approaching $3.2 billion, or 13.5 percent, compared to Fiscal Year 2020 (FY '20), when the final net tax revenues – adjusted as of August 7, 2020, to include deferred FY '20 related tax deadline payments received in July of FY '21 – totaled $23.7 billion.

Gov. Kemp, Congressman Ferguson, and Coweta County Delegation Issue Statement in Response to FEMA Denial of Individual Assistance

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp, Congressman Drew Ferguson (GA - 03), and the members of the Coweta County state legislative delegation issued the following joint statement in response to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) rejection of Georgia's appeal of FEMA's initial denial of Individual Assistance.

Gov. Kemp Announces Purple Innovation to More Than Double Company Workforce in McDonough, Creating 500 Jobs

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced Purple Innovation, Inc. (“Purple”), a comfort technology company known for creating the Purple® Mattress, will expand its operations in McDonough, Georgia, and create an additional 500 jobs across production, fulfillment, customer care, and other areas of the business. This comes on the heels of the company’s commitment last year to create more than 360 jobs in Henry County. Once the expansion is complete, the company will employ more than 800 Georgians.