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Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp conducted the swearing-in ceremony for Tyrone Oliver as the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) following Oliver's approval by the Board of Juvenile Justice. The DJJ is a multi-faceted agency serving the state's offenders aged twenty-one and younger.
Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp announced today that Thumbtack, a website and app that finds local professionals for projects, announced its 2019 Small Business Friendliness Survey, ranking forty-nine (49) states and forty-four (44) cities based on licensing requirements, tax regulations, and labor and hiring regulations. Small business owners awarded Georgia an A+ this year, ranking fourth in the survey of small business friendliness in forty-nine (49) states.
Atlanta, GA – The State of Georgia’s net tax collections in the first month of fiscal year 2020 totaled roughly $1.83 billion for an increase of $55.7 million, or 3.1%, compared to last year when net tax collections totaled almost $1.78 billion. July’s gross tax revenue receipts totaled $2.48 billion for an increase of $71.9 million, or 3%, over July 2018.
Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp held swearing-in ceremonies for twenty-one (21) appointees to serve on the Board of Commissioners of the Sheriffs' Retirement Fund, Board of Corrections, Board of Economic Development, Georgia Council for the Arts, and the Savannah-Georgia Convention Center Authority Board.
Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp announced today the University System of Georgia (USG) was recognized nationally as the 2019-2020 Exceptional Agency by the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO). This Award of Excellence recognizes leadership, dedication, and innovation in state higher education policy and administration.
Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp appointed fourteen people to various boards, commissions, and authorities.
Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp appointed Walter W. Davis to serve as the first state-wide business court judge. The Georgia State-wide Business Court was approved by Georgia voters in the November 2018 election and codified with bipartisan support in the 2019 legislative session.
Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp held swearing-in ceremonies for nine appointments to various boards and commissions.
Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp is proud to announce that the Georgia Lottery has transferred its fiscal year (FY) 2019 profits - a total of $1,207,369,000 - to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account, marking the largest annual transfer in the Georgia Lottery’s 26-year history. Now, the total funds raised for education amounts to more than $21 billion.
Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Kroger, one of the nation’s leading grocery retailers, and Ocado Solutions – a company specializing in cloud, robotics, and IT for retailers – will join forces to build a new Kroger distribution facility in Forest Park, creating 410 jobs and investing $121 million.