Gov. Kemp Announces Technical Skills Training Commitment to Prepare 5,500 Georgians for Cloud Computing Careers

Atlanta, GA — Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced a collaborative initiative between the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), the Georgia Department of Education (GADOE), the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide cloud computing training and education to 5,500 learners statewide by 2024. Through this initiative, high schools and technical colleges in Georgia will offer cloud computing courses and credentials that align with skills needed to pursue in-demand technical careers.

Georgia Announces Sale of $1.097 Billion in General Obligation Bonds

Atlanta, GA — Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced the State of Georgia successfully sold $1.097 billion in two different series of general obligation bonds to fund new construction projects and equipment, make repairs and renovations to existing facilities, and purchase and retire outstanding bonds to achieve debt service savings. The Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission - responsible for issuing the state’s bonds - approved the bond sale at its meeting today.

May Net Tax Revenues Up 68.1 Percent

Atlanta, GA - The State of Georgia’s May net tax collections approached $2.66 billion for an increase of roughly $1.08 billion, or 68.1 percent, compared to May 2020 when net tax collections totaled $1.58 billion. Year-to-date, total net tax collections totaled almost $24.40 billion for an increase of roughly $3.59 billion, or 17.2 percent, compared to the previous fiscal year when net tax revenues totaled $20.81 billion as of May 31, 2020.

Health Care Staffing Company Soliant Expands Headquarters in Gwinnett County, Creates 200 Jobs

ATLANTA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Soliant, a leading provider of specialized health care and education staffing services to hospitals and schools around the U.S., will further expand their Gwinnett County operations, creating 200 new jobs in Peachtree Corners, Georgia.

Gov. Kemp Applauds State Board of Education for Opposing Critical Race Theory

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp applauded members of the State Board of Education for voting earlier today to express their opposition to teaching Critical Race Theory (CRT) in Georgia's K-12 classrooms. The board vote followed a letter from Governor Kemp in May urging swift action.

Gov. Kemp Announces $2 Million in Marketing Grants and Co-Op Funding to Support Tourism Industry Recovery

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp in partnership with Explore Georgia, the state tourism office within the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), announced the recipients of a special round of Tourism Recovery Marketing Grants. The Explore Georgia Tourism Recovery Marketing Grant program supports marketing efforts to bolster the recovery of Georgia’s tourism industry from the COVID-19 pandemic. Thirty-four destination marketing organizations in 27 counties will receive a combined total of nearly $1.5 million in recovery marketing funding as part of this one-time grant program.

Gov. Kemp Announces $15 Million in GEER Funds to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Georgia to Address Learning Gaps Caused by COVID-19

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced the availability of $15 million in Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Georgia to advance student academic achievement by addressing learning recovery and other critical needs of youth brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gov. Kemp Swears in Interim Revenue Commissioner

Atlanta, GA - Today Governor Brian P. Kemp swore in Francis "Frank" O'Connell as interim Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Revenue. Commissioner O'Connell will succeed David Curry, who was appointed by Governor Kemp in 2019, effective June 2, 2021.

Gov. Kemp Signs Executive Order to Lower Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Memorial Day

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed an executive order to lower the U.S. and Georgia flags to half staff on all state buildings and grounds on Monday, May 31, 2021, in honor of Memorial Day.

Gov. Kemp Issues New COVID-19 Executive Order

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp issued an executive order regarding remaining COVID-19 guidelines for long-term care facilities, schools, and local governments.