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Atlanta, GA – The State of Georgia’s net tax collections for August totaled nearly $2.31 billion for an increase of $180.4 million, or 8.5 percent, over August 2021 (FY 2022), when net tax collections approached $2.13 billion. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled roughly $4.52 billion after two months, for an increase of $234.6 million, or 5.5 percent, compared to FY 2022 as of the end of August.
Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that GAF Materials, a Standard Industries company and one of the largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturers in North America, will create 135 new jobs and invest $146 million over the next six years in a new manufacturing facility in Lowndes County.
Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced 63 appointments to various boards, commissions, and councils.
Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today signed two executive orders extending the temporary suspension of state taxes on motor and locomotive fuel as well as the supply chain state of emergency. As Georgians continue to face sky-high inflation due to irresponsible policies and spending from Democrats in Washington, D.C., Governor Kemp is acting to ease the burden these higher costs are placing on Georgia families. Both orders will be effective through October 12, 2022, and can be found here.
Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced his appointment of the Honorable Stephen Knights, Jr. to fill the vacancy on the Henry County State Court created by the resignation of former Chief Judge David Brown on April 1, 2022.
Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced the creation of a $250 million "Improving Neighborhood Outcomes in Disproportionally Impacted Communities" grant program. Awards will go to qualifying projects that improve neighborhood features such as parks, recreation facilities, sidewalks, and healthy food access. Availability of these types of community assets have been connected to decreased levels of mortality and illness, both in regards to avoiding the spread of Covid-19 and other physical or mental ailments. Applications will be accepted from September 1 through November 18, 2022, with awards of up to $2 million per qualified project.
Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that he is distributing over $62 million in awards to housing initiatives across Georgia focused on fighting homelessness and housing insecurity exacerbated by the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that he will dedicate $100 million to address public safety concerns and the rise in violent crime during and following the COVID-19 pandemic in Georgia communities.
Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp today provided the following statement on the passing of former first lady Sandra Dunagan Deal:
Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that he will dedicate $125 million to supercharge Georgia’s School-Based Health Center Program and help strengthen healthcare options for families across the state, including those in underserved and rural communities. The funding will be administered by the Georgia Department of Education through a grant program. Awardees will be able to use grants of up to $1 million per project to support the planning and start-up of new School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) in approved Title 1 schools.