Category: Governor

Talk Is Cheap…Until It Isn’t

This week’s Courier Herald column: We’ve long since detached campaign rhetoric from reality.  The activists that control each party instead demand candidates tell them what they want to hear.  Voters tell ourselves it’s just talk.  We know what they really mean. That’s the status quo, and most of us have made an uncomfortable peace with

Governor Kemp Proposes Overdue Raises For State Employees

Last week’s Courier Herald column: If you look around at any business, you’ll likely notice they’re short staffed.  Georgia’s unemployment rate is at an all-time low, and help wanted signs are everywhere.  Wages for entry level jobs are going up.  While the official “minimum wage” hasn’t changed in over a decade, market forces remain at

Governor and First Lady Kemp Exposed to Individual Who Received Positive COVID-19 Result

Cody Hall from Governor Brian Kemp’s office tweeted out that the Governor’s office has learned that an individual that both Governor Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp was exposed to has tested positive for COVID-19. The Governor and First Lady are currently quarantining per Georgia Department of Public Health guidelines. #gapol pic.twitter.com/RiUUUjQ5ml — Cody Hall

Governor Kemp Appoints New GEMA Director

Governor Brian Kemp announced that Georgia State Patrol Captain Chris Stallings will take over as director for Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security (GEMA/HS) at a press conference this morning. Former Georgia Emergency Communications Authority Deputy Director Mike Smith will take on the role of Chief of Staff for GEMA/HS. From a press release from

Governor Kemp Withdraws Suit With City of Atlanta; To Issue New Executive Order

The following is a statement released from Governor Brian Kemp’s office, regarding the lawsuit over local mask mandates and a subsequent lawsuit with the City of Atlanta: “I sued the City of Atlanta to immediately stop the shuttering of local businesses and protect local workers from economic instability. For weeks, we have worked in good