Gov. Kemp Signs Executive Orders Extending Temporary Suspension of Gas Tax and Supply Chain State of Emergency

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed two executive orders to alleviate the financial burden placed on Georgians due to the federal government’s gross mishandling of inflation and to renew efforts to address supply chain issues. In Executive Order 07.01.22.02, Governor Kemp has extended the temporary suspension of the state’s excise tax on motor fuel sales through the remainder of the summer. Additionally, this order suspends collection of the state sales tax on locomotive fuel. He also renewed the State of Emergency for Supply Chain Disruptions via Executive Order 07.01.22.01. Both orders will be effective through August 13th and can be found here.

Gov. Kemp Thanks Regent Waters for His Service, Appoints Patrick Jones to University System Board

Atlanta, GA - Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced the resignation of Regent Don Waters and his appointment of Patrick Jones to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia to fill the vacated seat representing the 1st Congressional District. Regent Waters was first appointed to the Board on March 1, 2013.

Gov. Kemp Applauds Ocmulgee EMC and Conexon Connect Partnership Announcement to Expand Broadband in Central Georgia

Atlanta, GA – Ocmulgee EMC announced plans today to transform life for its members by partnering with Conexon Connect to provide access to reliable, affordable, high-speed fiber broadband service.

Gov. Kemp: Boston Scientific Expands Research Capabilities in Georgia with $62.5 Million Investment in Johns Creek

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Boston Scientific, a leading manufacturer of medical devices used in interventional medical specialties, will construct a new manufacturing and supply chain facility in Johns Creek. The $62.5 million investment is expected to bring roughly 340 new jobs to Fulton County over the next seven years.

Gov. Kemp Announces Two Appointments to Cobb Judicial Circuit Superior Court

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that he has appointed Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Director Vic Reynolds and Deputy Attorney General Julie Adams Jacobs to fill two vacancies on the Cobb Judicial Circuit Superior Court. The vacancies were created by the retirements of Judge LaTain Kell and Judge Mary Staley Clark, both effective on May 1st of this year. Vic Reynolds' replacement as Director of the GBI will be announced at a later date.

Gov. Kemp Announces Healthcare Workforce Commission Appointees

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced his 15 appointments to the newly-created Healthcare Workforce Commission. The commission was created by  Download this pdf file. Executive Order  to tackle the significant challenges facing the healthcare industry in hiring and retention of workers. The commission will submit a report on their findings by the end of the year.

Gov. Kemp: Award-Winning Georgia-Based Shoe Company Okabashi Brands Creates over 340 Jobs in Gwinnett County Through Major Onshoring

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Okabashi Brands Inc., a Georgia-based shoe company, will create approximately 340 new jobs as they reinvest in their existing facility in Gwinnett County and grow.

Gov. Kemp Addresses Georgia School Safety & Homeland Security Conference

Columbus, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp spoke to local and state public safety personnel, school resource officers (SROs), other law enforcement officers, emergency management personnel, teachers, school administration officials, and school counselors at the 2022 Georgia School Safety & Homeland Security Conference, hosted by the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA) in partnership with the Georgia Department of Education. Having started in 2009, the three-day event is the state’s premier and longest-running conference for school safety.

ICYMI: Governor Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp Work to Keep Communities Safe and Prospering

Atlanta, GA – In case you missed it, Governor Brian Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp have spent the past month working to ensure Georgia remains the best state in the nation to live, work, and raise a family through historic economic investments and necessary public safety measures.

Gov. Kemp Announces Purchase of Middle Georgia Megasite in Peach County

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced the purchase of a more than 1,100-acre economic development site in partnership between the State of Georgia and the Development Authority of Peach County.