Gov. Kemp Issues State of Emergency Following Severe Weather Impact

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp issued a state of emergency in response to the damage caused by the severe storm system and tornadoes of April 5. Unless renewed by the Governor, the state of emergency will expire on Friday, April 15 at 11:59 PM.

Gov. Kemp: Entire Legislative Package to Build Safer, Stronger Georgia Passed by General Assembly

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today made the following statement on his administration's budget and legislative package to build a safer, stronger Georgia crossing the finish line on Sine Die:

Gov. Kemp Provides Remarks and Signs Mental Health Parity Act

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp, joined by First Lady Marty Kemp and their three daughters, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan, Speaker David Ralston, members of the House and Senate, and mental health advocates, today signed the Mental Health Parity Act (HB1013) into law.

Gov. Kemp Announces 2 Judicial Appointments

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that he has appointed Stacey S. Jackson to fill the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit District Attorney vacancy. Pythias “Pete” Temesgen has also been appointed to the State Court of Muscogee County to fill the vacancy created by the appointment of the Honorable Benjamin Richardson to the Superior Court of the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit.

ICYMI: Governor Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp Continue Work to Build a Safer, Stronger Georgia

Atlanta, GA – In case you missed it, Governor Brian P. Kemp is making good on promises to provide relief for hardworking Georgians and build a safer, stronger Georgia.

Gov. Kemp, Public Safety Leaders Provide Update on Success of Crime Suppression Unit

ATLANTA, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp, joined by leaders and members of the Multi-Agency Crime Suppression Unit (Crime Suppression Unit), today provided updated figures and remarks regarding the unit’s success throughout its first year in operation. Responding to a rise in violent crime and criminal street racing activity, Governor Kemp directed the Georgia Department of Public Safety to put together a Crime Suppression Unit with local and state law enforcement officials. The detail is coordinated by the Georgia Department of Public Safety and now includes the Georgia State Patrol, the Motor Carrier Compliance Division, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Community Supervision, the Atlanta Police Department, and the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. The detail conducted its first wave on April 9, 2021, and the numbers below represent a collaborative effort over the last year:

Georgia Recognized as One of the Best States for Taxpayer ROI and Infrastructure

Atlanta, GA – Yesterday, personal finance outlet WalletHub released a study titled “2022’s States with the Best and Worst Taxpayer ROI,” ranking taxpayer return on investment (ROI) based on the quality of services state residents received compared to their total state and local taxes. Georgia was recognized as one of the top five for "Best State for Taxpayer Return On Investment" and the state with the second best Roads and Bridges.

Gov. Kemp Signs HB 1302, Puts Money Back Into Hands of Hardworking Georgians

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today signed House Bill 1302 providing a tax refund to all eligible Georgia taxpayers.

ICYMI: Gov. Kemp and First Lady Are Working to Return Money to Hardworking Georgians, Pass Legislation to Build Safer, Stronger Georgia

Atlanta, GA – In case you missed it, Governor Brian P. Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp are working to return money to hardworking Georgians and making transformational investments in education, public safety, healthcare, and more.

Gov. Kemp Signs HB 304, Temporarily Halts State Gas Tax Through End of May

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today signed HB 304 to temporarily suspend the state's excise tax on motor fuel sales. The law is now in effect and will remain in effect through May 31, 2022.