Senate Committee Recommends Passage of Kemp’s Patients First Act

Atlanta, GA – This afternoon, Governor Kemp’s Patients First Act – Senate Bill 106 sponsored by Floor Leader Blake Tillery (R – Vidalia) – secured a favorable recommendation from the State Senate Health & Human Services Committee, chaired by physician and State Senator Ben Watson (R – Savannah).

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Gov. Kemp Announces Partnership With SANS Institute for Cyber Workforce Development

Atlanta, Georgia – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced Georgia's partnership with the SANS Institute to provide high school girls and college students with the opportunity to develop their skills and explore careers in the cyber industry through the Girls Go CyberStart and Cyber FastTrack programs.

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Gov. Kemp Holds Swearing-In Ceremonies for Six Executive Appointees

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp conducted swearing-in ceremonies for six executive appointees at the Georgia State Capitol.

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Gov. Kemp Signs School Bus Safety Law

Atlanta, GA - At 8:45 AM, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed Senate Bill 25 - his first as Georgia’s 83rd Governor - into immediate effect to improve school bus safety for families and children across the Peach State.

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Gov. Kemp, State Leaders Announce Smartphone App for Youth in Crisis

Atlanta, GA - Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp, First Lady Marty Kemp, and state officials announced a new mobile application to support the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL), a 24/7 hotline offering free and confidential access to services for mental illness, substance use disorders, and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Gov. Kemp Leads on Health Care with Patients First Act

Atlanta, GA - Today, the Patients First Act (SB 106) was introduced in the Georgia State Senate by Governor Kemp's Floor Leader, Senator Blake Tillery (R - Vidalia).

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Gov. Kemp Names Members to Georgians First Commission

Atlanta, GA - Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced eighteen (18) appointments to the Georgians First Commission, a task force created by executive order on his first day in office. The commission will review state regulations, policies, and procedures to streamline government, remove inefficiencies, and secure Georgia’s place as the top state for small business in the country.

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Gov. Kemp Appoints Shawnzia Thomas to Lead Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp appointed Shawnzia Thomas as Executive Director of the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity (GCEO), which protects individuals in public employment from discrimination based on an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or age and secures compliance with federal and state fair housing laws.

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January State Revenue Report

Atlanta, GA – The State of Georgia’s net tax collections for January totaled $2.25 billion, for a decrease of $314.1 million, or -12.2 percent, compared to January 2018, when net tax collections totaled roughly $2.57 billion. Year-to-date, net tax collections totaled $14.07 billion, for an increase of $202.8 million, or 1.5 percent, compared to the previous fiscal year, when net tax revenues totaled $13.87 billion.

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Gov. Kemp Appoints Judicial Nominating Commission

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced twenty-five (25) appointments to the Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC), which makes recommendations to the Governor to fill vacancies in state, superior, and appellate courts in Georgia. Mark Middleton, Vincent Russo, and Shannon Wallace will serve as Co-Chairs of the Commission, with Russo serving as Administrative Co-Chair.

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