Gov. Kemp Signs Legislation to Strengthen Georgia's Workforce

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed four bills designed to strengthen and enhance Georgia's robust workforce. The legislation includes HB 1435, which provides needs-based financial aid to eligible higher education students who experience a "gap" in their tuition funding; SB 397, which recognizes all other state approved high school equivalency programs in Georgia and extends a voucher to cover all associated test fees; HB 1331, which streamlines employment services funded by Title III of the Federal Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act to remove duplication and better assist unemployed Georgians in finding a job or starting a new career; and SB 379, which enables the Technical College System of Georgia to create and expand a registered employee apprenticeship program.

Gov. Kemp Signs Legislation Empowering Students, Parents, and Teachers

Cumming, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp, joined by First Lady Marty Kemp, parents and students, education leaders, members of the General Assembly, and state and local elected officials, signed legislation that empowers students and parents when it comes to the education of their children, as well as Georgia's hardworking teachers. The following bills were signed during a ceremony at the Forsyth County Arts and Learning Center:

Gov. Kemp Signs Legislation to Enhance Election Integrity and Improve Criminal Case Data Flows

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Kemp signed a bill that takes further steps to ensure secure and fair elections and enhances criminal case data exchanges to reduce criminal case backlogs (SB 441).

Gov. Kemp Signs Largest Income Tax Cut in State History Into Law

Bonaire, GA – On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, Governor Brian P. Kemp, joined by First Lady Marty Kemp, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan, other members of the Georgia General Assembly, and more, signed the largest income tax cut in state history into law (HB 1437).

Gov. Kemp: Jack Link’s to Create 800 Jobs with Georgia Manufacturing Facility in Houston County

Perry, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Jack Link’s, the global leader in meat snacks, will create 800 jobs and invest $450 million as the company expands to Georgia with a new manufacturing facility in Perry. The announcement was made with company, state, and local officials at an event at the future home of Jack Link’s.

Gov. Kemp Signs Legislation to Support Law Enforcement and Protect Georgians

Atlanta, GA – On Monday, April 25, 2022, Governor Brian P. Kemp, joined by First Lady Marty Kemp, Attorney General Chris Carr, members of the Georgia General Assembly, and local, state, and federal law enforcement officials, signed legislation to further public safety efforts in Georgia. The following legislation was signed at a ceremony in the Buckhead community of Atlanta:

Gov. Kemp Names 40 Appointments

Atlanta, GA– Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced 40 appointments to various boards, commissions, and councils.

Gov. Kemp: Horticultural Container Manufacturer East Jordan Plastics to Invest $44 million in Toombs County

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that sustainability-focused East Jordan Plastics, one of the largest horticultural container manufacturers in North America, will invest more than $44 million in a new facility in Lyons. The project is expected to create 80 new jobs in Toombs County.

Gov. Kemp Establishes Healthcare Workforce Commission

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced the establishment of a Healthcare Workforce Commission to address challenges in the hiring and retention of healthcare workers, including nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, emergency medical personnel, and other clinical and nonclinical personnel.

Gov. Kemp: Boehringer Ingelheim Expands Global Innovation Capabilities, Invests $57 Million in Athens

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Boehringer Ingelheim, a global research-driven pharmaceutical development and manufacturing company based in Germany, will expand its Animal Health Global Innovation center in Athens, Georgia. The $57 million investment will increase laboratory space and bring additional research and development capabilities and activities, including 55 new positions, to the site.