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Atlanta, GA – The State of Georgia today filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia Brunswick Division against the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and related parties within the Biden administration seeking the ability to continue the implementation of the Georgia Pathways to Coverage (Georgia Pathways) as originally planned. Georgia Pathways is an innovative program to voluntarily expand Medicaid coverage to tens of thousands of otherwise-ineligible, low-income Georgians while also ensuring that participants meet and continue to satisfy a minimum number of qualifying hours through work, job training, education, volunteering, or other similar activities. Georgia Pathways represents a carefully negotiated federal-state program that, although already approved by the federal government, was recently altered beyond recognition following CMS’s decision to rescind core elements of the program. Through this lawsuit, the State of Georgia is challenging this final agency action and seeking declaratory and injunctive relief in response to CMS’s unlawful and arbitrary attempt to cherry-pick pieces of an already agreed to bargain.
Atlanta, GA - Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp celebrated Georgia's unemployment rate dropping for the twentieth straight month to 2.6% for December 2021, setting yet another record for the state. Georgia is also once again reporting a new all-time high for the number of individuals employed.
Atlanta, GA – The State of Georgia’s net tax collections in December totaled $2.98 billion, for an increase of $582.9 million, or 24.3 percent, compared to December 2020 when net tax collections totaled $2.40 billion. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $14.85 billion, for an increase of $2.28 billion, or 18.1 percent, over FY 2021 after six months.
Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp proclaimed Saturday, January 15, 2022 "Georgia Bulldogs National Championship Saturday" in celebration of the University of Georgia football team's national championship victory.
Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp declared a state of emergency in preparation for the impacts of a winter storm system that could affect areas of Georgia north of Interstate 20.
Lt. Governor Duncan, Speaker Ralston, President Pro Tempore Miller, Speaker Pro Tempore Jones, members of the General Assembly, members of the judiciary, and my fellow Georgians.
ATLANTA, GA - Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp delivered his fourth State of the State Address to a joint session of the Georgia General Assembly.
ATLANTA, GA - Today, at the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s annual Eggs and Issues legislative preview event, Governor Brian P. Kemp touted Georgia’s unprecedented economic success during a global pandemic and highlighted several proposals his office would put forward during the 2022 legislative session.
Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Bowery Farming, the largest vertical farming company in the U.S., will open a smart indoor vertical farm in Locust Grove, creating more than 100 green jobs in Henry County. The company’s expansion to Georgia comes in response to a sharp increase in demand across the Southeast for its freshly grown greens and lettuces.
Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced the appointment of two new members of the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents, effective Sunday, January 9. Richard "Tim" T. Evans will represent the 6th Congressional District and Jim Syfan will represent the 9th Congressional District.