Gov. Kemp: 2019 Another Record Year for Georgia Exports

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Georgia has set another record, this time in exports and global trade, as the state’s diverse industry base and global connectivity continue to drive competitiveness. In 2019, the State of Georgia tallied $41.2 billion in exports and $143.3 billion in overall international trade.

January Net Tax Revenues Up 4.5%

Atlanta, GA - The State of Georgia’s net tax collections for January totaled nearly $2.36 billion for an increase of $100.8 million, or 4.5 percent, compared to January 2019 when net tax collections totaled $2.25 billion. Year-to-date net tax collections totaled roughly $14.21 billion for an increase of $133 million, or 0.9 percent, compared to the previous fiscal year, when net tax revenues totaled $14.07 billion.

Gov. Kemp Celebrates Georgia Made Day

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp joined Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Commissioner Pat Wilson, state officials, and Georgia companies to celebrate Georgia Made Day at the State Capitol. The event featured an exposition of products from Georgia manufacturers as well as the launch of the Georgia Made logo.

Kemp Names Appointments to Griffin Judicial Circuit

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced his selection of Benjamin D. Coker to fill a vacancy on the Griffin Judicial Circuit Superior Court and Marie G. Broder to serve as the new Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney.

Kemp Names Appointment to State Court of Bulloch County

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced his selection of Joseph Cushner to fill a vacancy on the State Court of Bulloch County.

Gov. Kemp Applauds Signing of USMCA

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today joined leaders across the country in applauding the signing of the USMCA trade agreement by President Trump.

Gov. Kemp Applauds Pres. Trump's HHS, CMS for Medicaid Healthy Adult Opportunity

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today issued the following statement of support following the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) release of the Healthy Adult Opportunity, an innovative option that will give states more tools to craft health coverage programs tailored to unique adult needs.

Gov. Kemp Seeks to Reduce High-Stakes K-12 Testing

Atlanta, GA - Today Governor Brian P. Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp were joined by State School Superintendent Richard Woods, Senator P.K. Martin (R - Lawrenceville), members of the General Assembly, and other special guests to announce legislation to reduce high-stakes K-12 testing in Georgia.

Kemp: Georgia's Gang Database Now Operational

Atlanta, GA - Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that the Georgia Criminal Street Gang Database (GCSGD) is now operational, thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), Department of Community Supervision, (DCS), and Department of Corrections (GDC). The database will serve as a statewide information bank on criminal street gangs, members, associates, and activities.

First Lady Applauds Introduction of HB 911

Atlanta, GA - Yesterday State Representative Ed Setzler (R - Acworth) introduced House Bill 911, a bill to strengthen penalties for offenses of sexual misconduct by a foster parent. The bill is co-sponsored by State Representatives Jodi Lott (R - Evans), Chuck Martin (R - Alpharetta), Michael Caldwell (R - Woodstock), and Matt Dollar (R - Marietta).