ICYMI: Georgia Enjoyed a Truly Historic Year in 2019

Atlanta, GA – The following opinion piece by Governor Kemp originally appeared in the Augusta Chronicle.

Gov. Kemp Names Five to Board of Regents

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp named five appointments to the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents. Cade Joiner and T. Dallas Smith will serve as at-large members with Harold Reynolds representing the 10th Congressional District, Everett Kennedy representing the 12th Congressional District, and Lowery May representing the 14th Congressional District.

Georgia Launches 2020 Census Campaign

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced the official launch of Georgia's 2020 Census campaign - Every. One. Counts. - led by the state's Complete Count Committee. Every. One. Counts. is a marketing campaign to secure strong participation by Georgia residents in the 2020 U.S. Census, which determines reapportionment of congressional and state legislative districts, directs how federal funding is distributed among states, and informs community planning efforts across the country.

Gov. Kemp Names James Prine to the Superior Court of the Southern Judicial Circuit

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Kemp announced his selection of James Prine to fill a vacancy on the Superior Court of the Southern Judicial Circuit. Prine will replace the Honorable Harry Jay Altman II following Altman's retirement.

ICYMI: GBI Working to "Stop and Dismantle" Gangs

Atlanta, GA – The following opinion piece by GBI Director Vic Reynolds originally appeared on ValdostaToday.com.

Gov. Kemp: Georgia Unemployment at Lowest in State History

Atlanta, GA – Today, the Georgia Department of Labor released the record-breaking November jobs report for the state of Georgia. The unemployment rate hit the lowest percentage in state history, at 3.3%. The total number of jobs in Georgia also set a record high of 4.64 million jobs, and the number of employed Georgians achieved a record high of 4.96 million.

GreenView Floors International, Inc. to Create 238 Jobs in Adairsville-Bartow County

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that GreenView Floors International, Inc., a leading manufacturer of vinyl and laminate flooring, will establish its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Bartow County. The China-based company will create 238 jobs and invest $26 million in Adairsville.

Gov. Kemp: Dozier Named TCSG Commissioner, Arthur Named PSC Executive Secretary

Atlanta, GA – Yesterday afternoon, the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) State Board voted unanimously to hire Governor Kemp’s Chief Financial Officer Greg Dozier as its new Commissioner, effective January 1, 2020. A long-time advisor to the Governor and public servant with decades of leadership experience in state government, Greg Dozier will take on this role following former Commissioner Matt Arthur’s move to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC), the state’s certification agency for educators.

Governor Kemp Issues Statement on Special Master Ruling in Water Litigation

Atlanta, GA - Following Special Master Paul Kelly's ruling in Georgia's water litigation, Governor Brian P. Kemp issued the following statement:

"We greatly appreciate Special Master Kelly's recognition of Georgia's strong, evidence-based case in this litigation," said Governor Kemp. "We will continue to be good stewards of water resources in every corner of our state, and we hope that this issue will reach a final conclusion soon."

November Tax Revenues Down 1.2%

Atlanta, GA - The State of Georgia’s net tax collections in November totaled almost $1.81 billion for a decrease of $22.4 million, or -1.2 percent, compared to Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 when net tax collections totaled $1.83 billion. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $9.62 billion for a decrease of roughly $33.6 million, or -0.3 percent, compared to FY 2019.