Gov. Kemp Congratulates Central Georgia EMC and Conexon Connect On First Broadband Connection

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Kemp congratulated Central Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (CGEMC) and Conexon Connect as the partners celebrated their inaugural “fiber lighting” last week by connecting Monroe County and Conexon Connect’s first broadband customer on the new fiber network. The ceremony, held on Tuesday, September 28, was attended by state and local elected officials, representatives from Central Georgia EMC, Conexon Connect, and Monroe County residents.

Gov. Kemp Issues Statement on IRS Attempts to Monitor Checking Accounts

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today issued a statement on the Internal Revenue Service's plans to scrutinize Americans' checking accounts, a potential invasion of taxpayer privacy. Today the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Bankers Association also issued a joint statement in opposition to the provision.

Gov. Kemp: Georgia Earns ‘Top State for Doing Business’ for 8th Consecutive Year

Atlanta, GA – At a grand-opening event in Columbia County for Amazon’s newest robotics facility in the Peach State, Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Georgia has earned the “Top State for Doing Business” title for the eighth year in a row from Area Development.

Gov. Kemp and Visa Announce New Office Hub in Atlanta Will Create 1,000 Jobs

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Visa, a world leader in digital payments, will open a new hub in Midtown Atlanta. This major expansion is expected to create approximately 1,000 jobs in the region over the next several years.

Gov. Kemp Announces Bonus for Georgia Public Safety Officials and First Responders

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced a $1,000 pay supplement for all eligible sworn law enforcement officials and first responders in Georgia. Local governments and employers of public safety officials and first responders are encouraged to visit the Office of Planning and Budget’s grant funding opportunities website for more information on how to apply, receive, and distribute these funds. Applications will be accepted from October 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.

First Lady Marty Kemp To Host Third Pet Adoption Day and Georgia Grown Festival at Governor's Mansion

Atlanta, GA – On Sunday, October 24, from 2:00 - 5:00 PM, First Lady Marty Kemp will host the fourth Pet Adoption Day at the Governor's Mansion. The First Lady will again partner with several humane societies, animal shelters, and pet rescues across the state to help find permanent homes for animals in need.

Gov. Kemp Swears In Leda Chong to Georgia Ports Authority Board

Atlanta, GA – Yesterday, Governor Brian P. Kemp swore in Leda Chong and reappointed two officials to the Georgia Ports Authority Board of Directors.

Gov. Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp Join Monica Kaufman Pearson for Important COVID-19 Message to Georgians

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp have teamed up with beloved Georgia broadcaster, WSB-TV’s Monica Kaufman Pearson, for an important public service announcement about the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine. For more information about the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine and where the vaccines are currently available, visit the Georgia Department of Public Health's website.

Gov. Kemp Appoints Heath to Superior Court for Augusta Judicial Circuit

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced his appointment of Judge Amanda Heath to fill a Superior Court vacancy for the Augusta Judicial Circuit.

Georgia Unemployment Rate Drops for 16th Straight Month to 3.5%

Atlanta, GA - Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp applauded Georgia's unemployment rate dropping for the sixteenth straight month to 3.5% for August 2021, down from 3.7% in July.