Governor Kemp Announces Six Judicial Appointments

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced his appointment of Judge Verda Colvin to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court of Georgia. Colvin will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of the Honorable Harold D. Melton, effective July 1.

Gov. Kemp Names New Division of Family & Children Services Interim Director

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Candice Broce, Chief Operating Officer for the Governor's Office, will serve as interim Director of the Division of Family & Children Services, effective immediately.

June Net Tax Revenues Up 29.1 Percent, FY 2021 Up 13.5 Percent

Atlanta, GA - The State of Georgia’s June net tax collections totaled $2.5 billion for an increase of $563.1 million, or 29.1 percent, compared to June 2020 when net tax collections totaled nearly $1.94 billion as of June 30, 2020. For the year-ended June 30, 2021, net tax collections totaled almost $26.90 billion for an increase approaching $3.2 billion, or 13.5 percent, compared to Fiscal Year 2020 (FY '20), when the final net tax revenues – adjusted as of August 7, 2020, to include deferred FY '20 related tax deadline payments received in July of FY '21 – totaled $23.7 billion.

Gov. Kemp, Congressman Ferguson, and Coweta County Delegation Issue Statement in Response to FEMA Denial of Individual Assistance

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp, Congressman Drew Ferguson (GA - 03), and the members of the Coweta County state legislative delegation issued the following joint statement in response to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) rejection of Georgia's appeal of FEMA's initial denial of Individual Assistance.

Gov. Kemp Announces Purple Innovation to More Than Double Company Workforce in McDonough, Creating 500 Jobs

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced Purple Innovation, Inc. (“Purple”), a comfort technology company known for creating the Purple® Mattress, will expand its operations in McDonough, Georgia, and create an additional 500 jobs across production, fulfillment, customer care, and other areas of the business. This comes on the heels of the company’s commitment last year to create more than 360 jobs in Henry County. Once the expansion is complete, the company will employ more than 800 Georgians.

Gov. Kemp Issues State of Emergency for Hurricane Elsa

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp issued a state of emergency affecting 92 counties in middle, south, and southeast Georgia in preparation for the impacts of Hurricane Elsa. Unless renewed by the Governor, the state of emergency will expire on Wednesday, July 14th at 11:59 PM.

Gov. Kemp Announces Amcor, Inc. Expanding InFlex Manufacturing Operations to Bacon County, Creating 100 Jobs

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that InFlex, a subsidiary of Georgia-based plastics manufacturing leader Amcor, Inc., will invest nearly $8 million in expanding its operations to Bacon County. The new advanced manufacturing facility will create 100 jobs in Alma, Georgia.

Gov. Kemp Announces Expansion of Woodgrain Manufacturing Operations in Lee County, Creates 150 Jobs

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Woodgrain, the largest industrial employer in Lee County, Georgia, will invest $10 million in expanding their Woodgrain Millwork manufacturing operations. This expansion in Leesburg will create 150 additional jobs in southwest Georgia.

Gov. Kemp Announces Pregis to Open Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Henry County, Creating 150 Jobs

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Pregis, a leading manufacturer of protective packaging, will expand its presence in Georgia and plans to invest more than $14 million to open an advanced manufacturing facility in Henry County. This will immediately create 80 additional jobs in the region and ramp up to 150 opportunities as the operation scales over the next few years.

 

Gov. Kemp Signs COVID-19 Economic Recovery, State Rule Suspension Executive Orders

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed two executive orders to continue Georgia's economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and extend various state rule suspensions. Summaries of both executive orders, 06.30.21.01 and 06.30.21.02, are below.