Gov. Kemp, Sen. Loeffler Thank Trump Administration for Remdesivir Shipments

Atlanta, GA – Since mid-May, the Trump administration has supplied a total of six shipments, or 32,600 vials, of the antiviral drug remdesivir to the state of Georgia for treatment of COVID-19 patients hospitalized across the state. Depending on the course of treatment, this was enough remdesivir to treat up to 5,400 of the state’s most critically ill patients. Going forward, hospitals will now be able to procure the drug directly, with smaller amounts of the drug available from federal shipments through the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Statement on Atlanta Reverting to "Phase One"

Atlanta, GA – Following Mayor Bottoms' confusing guidance about the City of Atlanta reverting to "Phase One" during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Governor's Office issued the following statement:

June Tax Revenues Down 8.8 Percent

Atlanta, GA - The State of Georgia’s June net tax collections approached $1.94 billion, for a decrease of $187 million, or -8.8 percent, compared to June 2019 when net tax collections totaled roughly $2.12 billion. Net tax collections for FY 2020 currently total almost $22.75 billion, which reflects a decrease of roughly $1.04 billion, or -4.4 percent, compared to fiscal year-ending June 30, 2019 when net tax revenues totaled more than $23.79 billion.

Georgia Access Public Comment

Pursuant to 31 CFR 33.112 and 45 CFR 155.1312, notice is hereby given that the State of Georgia has modified its Section 1332 Waiver previously submitted to the Department of Treasury and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the Department of Health and Human Services for a Reinsurance Program and the Georgia Access Model. This notice provides details about the updated waiver, serves to open a second fifteen-day public comment period closing on Thursday, July 23, 2020, and information about two additional public hearings on July 13, 2020 and July 22, 2020.

You can download the Public Notice here and the Draft Waiver here.

Frito-Lay Announces $200 Million Expansion, 120 New Jobs in Houston County

Atlanta, GA - Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo and a leading snack manufacturer, will expand its operations in the City of Perry, town of Kathleen, creating 120 new jobs and investing $200 million in the Houston County project.

Residential Apartment Brand ‘Common’ to Establish Second Headquarters in Atlanta, Create 274 Jobs

Atlanta, GA - Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that residential brand Common, which designs, leases, and operates apartments for today’s renters, will invest $7 million in establishing its second headquarters in Atlanta, creating 274 new jobs as the company expands its real estate portfolio intended to help address housing affordability in metropolitan areas across the United States.

Kemp Declares State of Emergency, Authorizes 1,000 Troops to Protect Georgians

Atlanta, GA - Following weeks of dramatically increased violent crime and property destruction in the City of Atlanta, the July Fourth weekend saw over thirty Georgians wounded by gunfire, including five confirmed dead. Today Governor Kemp issued Executive Order 07.06.20.01, which declares a State of Emergency across Georgia and authorizes the activation of as many as 1,000 Georgia National Guard troops.

Gov. Kemp Launches "Safety Promise" Campaign to Urge Georgians to Heed Public Health Guidance

Atlanta, GA - Governor Brian P. Kemp today introduced the Georgia Safety Promise, a safety campaign to remind Georgia businesses and the public of the importance of following COVID-19 safety guidelines by agreeing to simple - yet critical - measures that help protect Georgians from COVID-19, minimize spread of the virus, and keep Georgia open for business.

Kemp Signs Senior Care Home Reform Measure

Atlanta, GA - Today Governor Brian P. Kemp signed House Bill (HB) 987, sponsored by Rep. Sharon Cooper (R - Marietta) and Sen. Brian Strickland (R - McDonough) into law. Through collaboration with advocacy groups, industry representatives, and legislators, HB 987 provides greater protections for assisted living facility and personal care home residents, strengthens staffing requirements, and increases maximum fines for violations.

Kemp, Duncan, Ralston Issue Statements Following the Signing of FY2021 Budget

Atlanta, GA - Governor Brian P. Kemp, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan, and Speaker David Ralston issued the following statements on the signing of the State of Georgia's Fiscal Year 2021 Budget: