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Atlanta, GA - Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced eighteen (18) appointments to the Georgians First Commission, a task force created by executive order on his first day in office. The commission will review state regulations, policies, and procedures to streamline government, remove inefficiencies, and secure Georgia’s place as the top state for small business in the country.
Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp appointed Shawnzia Thomas as Executive Director of the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity (GCEO), which protects individuals in public employment from discrimination based on an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or age and secures compliance with federal and state fair housing laws.
Atlanta, GA – The State of Georgia’s net tax collections for January totaled $2.25 billion, for a decrease of $314.1 million, or -12.2 percent, compared to January 2018, when net tax collections totaled roughly $2.57 billion. Year-to-date, net tax collections totaled $14.07 billion, for an increase of $202.8 million, or 1.5 percent, compared to the previous fiscal year, when net tax revenues totaled $13.87 billion.
Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced
twenty-five (25) appointments to the Judicial Nominating Commission
(JNC), which makes recommendations to the Governor to fill vacancies in state, superior, and appellate courts in Georgia. Mark Middleton, Vincent Russo, and Shannon Wallace will serve as Co-Chairs of the Commission, with Russo serving as Administrative Co-Chair.
Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc., a leading animal health company, will create 225 jobs and invest more than $120 million in Gwinnett, Clarke, and Hall counties. The company has located its North American headquarters in Duluth, creating 75 new jobs; is adding more than 100 new jobs at its manufacturing and R&D facility in Athens; and more than 50 jobs at the company’s Gainesville manufacturing facility.
(Atlanta, GA) – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp join individuals across the world in the #EndItMovement to shine a light on modern day slavery and fight to eliminate sex trafficking in the State of Georgia.
(Atlanta, GA) – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp was joined by Georgia tourism industry professionals from across the state for the annual Tourism, Hospitality & Arts Day at the Capitol to recognize the importance of the tourism industry in Georgia.
(Atlanta, GA) - Today, Governor Kemp announced new leadership in the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), the Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS), and the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC).
(Atlanta, GA) – Today at Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency Headquarters, Governor Kemp announced the closure of state offices for Tuesday, January 29, 2019 in 35 counties across North Georgia and metro-Atlanta for potential winter weather.
(Atlanta, GA) – At 5:00 PM today, Governor Brian P. Kemp and his senior staff held a joint briefing with officials at the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) in anticipation of potential winter weather this Monday, January 28 through Wednesday, January 30.