Gov. Kemp Joins American Governors' Border Strike Task Force

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that he has joined the American Governors' Border Strike Task Force. In the absence of federal leadership, states are partnering together to create the American Governors’ Border Strike Force to disrupt and dismantle transnational criminal organizations by increasing collaboration, improving intelligence, investing in analysis, combating human smuggling, and stopping drug flow in our states.

Gov. Kemp Announces New Chair for Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced a new chair for the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission. Sid Johnson is now serving as chair - effective April 18, 2022.

Gov. Kemp Signs Legislation to Support Georgia Military Servicemembers and Families

Columbus, GA – On Monday, April 18, 2022, Governor Kemp, joined by First Lady Marty Kemp and local, state, and federal leaders, signed the first military retirement income tax exemption in Georgia history (HB 1064); a bill that expedites licenses for military spouses, insuring they are issued within 90 days of applying (HB 884); a bill that allows veterans to use their Veterans Health Identification Card from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs when they seek the service of a public notary (SB 96); and a bill to honor the late Senator Jack Hill by providing taxpayers an opportunity to donate all or a portion of their annual tax refund to scholarships for disabled veterans (SB 87).

Gov. Kemp: Timing of Tax Filing Deadlines Leads to Large One-Month Increase in State Revenues

Atlanta, GA – The State of Georgia’s net tax collections for March totaled $2.76 billion, for an increase of $862.9 million, or 45.5 percent, compared to March 2021, when net tax collections approached $1.90 billion. Year-to-date, net tax collections totaled $22.52 billion, for an increase of nearly $3.59 billion, or 18.9 percent, compared to the previous fiscal year when net tax revenues totaled $18.94 billion at the end of the third quarter.

Gov. Kemp Signs Georgia Constitutional Carry Act into Law

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp, joined by First Lady Marty Kemp and two of his daughters, state constitutional officers, legislators, and other special guests, yesterday signed the Georgia Constitutional Carry Act (SB 319) and a license reciprocity measure (HB 218) into law.

Gov. Kemp Signs Legislation to Support Georgia's No. 1 Ag Industry

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp, joined by First Lady Marty Kemp, legislators, and other special guests, today signed his administration's Georgia Grown Farm to Food Bank legislation (SB 396), the Freedom to Farm Act (HB 1150), and a bill to expand the elementary agriculture education program (HB 1303).

Gov. Kemp: Ecopol to Establish Manufacturing Plant, North American Headquarters in Spalding County

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that sustainability-focused Ecopol, a European leader in the production of biodegradable PVA film, will invest more than $38 million and create 130 new jobs at the company’s first North American facility in Spalding County.

First Lady, DECAL, and Malcolm Mitchell Unveil New Children's Book, "Hey Georgia"

Atlanta, GA – Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp were joined by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) this morning to unveil a new children’s book. The book, "Hey Georgia" was inspired by First Lady Marty Kemp and authored by former NFL and University of Georgia wide receiver Malcom Mitchell who made a special appearance for the event.

Gov. Kemp: Norma Precision Ammunition Relocates its U.S. Headquarters, Manufacturing, Distribution Operations to Georgia

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Norma Precision Ammunition, a subsidiary of the leading European ammunition manufacturer RUAG Ammotec, has established its U.S. headquarters, manufacturing site, and warehousing and distribution operations in Chatham County. The company is currently hiring.

Gov. Kemp: New Georgia Economic Development Records Set for Jobs, Investment in Just Nine Months

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), today announced that through the third quarter of fiscal year 2022 (July 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022), job creation and investments resulting from economic development projects have already surpassed fiscal year 2021 year-end totals. These 251 project locations supported by GDEcD’s Global Commerce team will result in the creation of more than 35,400 new jobs and $12.9 billion in investment for the state.