Kemp Announces Legislation to Create Parents' Bill of Rights

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp's floor leaders, Senator Clint Dixon (R - Gwinnett) and Representative Josh Bonner (R - Fayetteville), introduced legislation to establish a Parents' Bill of Rights to increase transparency in education by ensuring school districts have procedures in place for parental participation in schools.

Gov. Kemp Announces Almost $408 Million in Awards to Provide Broadband Access

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp, joined by members of the Broadband Infrastructure Committee and state leaders, today announced almost $408 million in preliminary awards which will provide communities, households, and businesses in 70 Georgia counties access to faster and more reliable broadband. These 49 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant projects represent an investment of more than $738 million in Georgia when matching funds are contributed.

Gov. Kemp: Cinelease Studios to Expand Georgia Operations

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Cinelease Studios will expand its Georgia operations, Three Ring Studio in Covington. Cinelease currently serves the Peach State's film industry via three locations in Clayton, Gwinnett, and Newton Counties. The expansion at Three Ring will include eight new stages, enhancing the campus to a total of 14 purpose-built sound stages and providing a total of 276,000 square feet of stage space, 100,000 square feet of office space, and an additional 72,800 square feet of flexible space, upon its completion in 2023.

Gov. Kemp: Georgia Lottery Raises $376.5M for HOPE, Pre-K in Second Quarter of FY22

Atlanta, GA – The Georgia Lottery Corp. today announced it generated $376,513,000 in profits for the second quarter of fiscal year 2022, bringing the total transferred to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account since inception to more than $24.6 billion.

Gov. Kemp Thanks Regents for Dedicated Service, Announces Changes to Board

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Regents Sachin Shailendra and Rachel Little from the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents have concluded their service on the Board, as they no longer reside in the congressional districts for which they were appointed due to the maps that were adopted on December 30, 2021. Rachel Little was drawn into the 7th district where Jose Perez already serves. Cade Joiner now represents the new 4th Congressional District, and Neil Pruitt will move to an at-large seat on the Board.

Gov. Kemp: Titan Steel Door to Invest $11 Million to Expand Georgia Operations, Create Over 90 Jobs in Hart County

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Titan Steel Door will invest more than $11 million in expanding their operations to Gateway Industrial Park in Hart County. This expansion will create 90 new jobs in northeast Georgia.

Kemp, Carr File Suit Against Biden Administration to Uphold Georgia Pathways, Provide Healthcare Coverage to More Than 50,000 Georgia Families

Atlanta, GA – The State of Georgia today filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia Brunswick Division against the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and related parties within the Biden administration seeking the ability to continue the implementation of the Georgia Pathways to Coverage (Georgia Pathways) as originally planned. Georgia Pathways is an innovative program to voluntarily expand Medicaid coverage to tens of thousands of otherwise-ineligible, low-income Georgians while also ensuring that participants meet and continue to satisfy a minimum number of qualifying hours through work, job training, education, volunteering, or other similar activities. Georgia Pathways represents a carefully negotiated federal-state program that, although already approved by the federal government, was recently altered beyond recognition following CMS’s decision to rescind core elements of the program. Through this lawsuit, the State of Georgia is challenging this final agency action and seeking declaratory and injunctive relief in response to CMS’s unlawful and arbitrary attempt to cherry-pick pieces of an already agreed to bargain.

Gov. Kemp: Georgia Unemployment Rate Drops to Unprecedented 2.6%, Significantly Lower Than States With Restrictive COVID Mandates

Atlanta, GA - Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp celebrated Georgia's unemployment rate dropping for the twentieth straight month to 2.6% for December 2021, setting yet another record for the state. Georgia is also once again reporting a new all-time high for the number of individuals employed.

ICYMI: Governor Kemp Outlined Plan for a Safer, Stronger Georgia

Atlanta, GA – Last week, Governor Kemp outlined a bold, conservative agenda that prioritizes education, healthcare, public safety, and Georgia's economy. Ultimately, his proposals turn promises made into promises kept.

December Net Tax Revenues Up 24.3 Percent

Atlanta, GA – The State of Georgia’s net tax collections in December totaled $2.98 billion, for an increase of $582.9 million, or 24.3 percent, compared to December 2020 when net tax collections totaled $2.40 billion. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $14.85 billion, for an increase of $2.28 billion, or 18.1 percent, over FY 2021 after six months.