ICYMI: Governor Kemp Joins Fox and Friends to Discuss New School Year, Mask Mandates

ATLANTA - This morning, Governor Kemp joined Fox and Friends to discuss the start of the 2021-2022 school year and encourage more Georgians to talk to their doctor about getting vaccinated.

Gov. Kemp Announces Education Relief Fund Applications

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced the availability of $47 million in Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER), beginning August 1. The Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) will distribute these resources through an application process.

ICYMI: Governor Kemp, First Lady Lead Efforts to Combat Crime, Criminal Street Gangs, and Human Trafficking

Atlanta - Over the past several months, Governor Kemp, First Lady Marty Kemp, Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), Georgia State Patrol (GSP), Governor's Office of Highway Safety, Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS), Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC), and state and local law enforcement have led multi-agency efforts to crack down on violent crime, criminal street gangs, and human trafficking. These partnerships have been instrumental in getting criminals off our streets and making communities across Georgia safer.

Governor Kemp, Attorney General Carr Issue Statement on State's Response to DOJ Lawsuit Targeting Georgia's Election Integrity Act

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp and Attorney General Chris Carr today issued the following statements regarding the State of Georgia’s motion to dismiss the U.S. Department of Justice’s politically-charged lawsuit seeking to intrude into the State of Georgia’s constitutional authority to regulate the time, place, and manner of its elections.

Governor Kemp Names New Appointments

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced appointments to various state boards, authorities, commissions, councils, and other state organizations.

Gov. Kemp Appoints Fitz Johnson to Public Service Commission

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp appointed Fitz Johnson to serve as the District 3 Commissioner on the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC). Johnson will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of Commissioner Chuck Eaton to the Atlanta Judicial Circuit.

Georgia Unemployment Rate Drops for 14th Straight Month to 4.0% as Jobs Increase

Atlanta, GA - Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp applauded Georgia's unemployment rate dropping for the fourteenth straight month since April 2020. The unemployment rate has dropped from 4.1% in May 2021 to 4.0% for the month of June. The national unemployment average is 5.9%.

Gov. Kemp Announces Statewide Initiative to Accelerate Georgia’s Electric Mobility Industry

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced a statewide initiative to strengthen Georgia's position as a national leader in the electric mobility industry. Driven by the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), the Electric Mobility and Innovation Alliance (EMIA) includes partners from the private and public sectors ranging from government, industry, electric utilities, education, nonprofits, and other stakeholders, focused on advancing Georgia’s role in developing the electric mobility industry and its supply chain. In conjunction with the initiative, GDEcD has launched new website assets at: georgia.org/mobility.

Gov. Kemp Announces Coastal Electric Cooperative and Darien Communications to Expand Broadband in Southeast Georgia

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian Kemp announced Coastal Electric Cooperative and Darien Communications' expansion of broadband services for three counties in southeast Georgia. Officials announced the formation of a new broadband provider in southeast Georgia, Coastal Fiber, Inc., which will offer high-speed internet service to 16,000 homes and businesses in Liberty, Bryan, and Long counties.

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.