Category: Governor

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

Gov. Kemp Is Failing Georgia

During his “Wear a Mask” tour, Governor Kemp made it abundantly clear he lacks the desire to actually combat the spread of coronavirus. Side note: yesterday was yet another record-breaking day forCovid-19 in Georgia with 2,464 new cases . Our previous record was Monday with 2,016 cases. That broke the record set six days before.

Georgia Reopening Scope Expands

Governor Kemp updated the progress on Georgia’s re-opening this afternoon with an expansion of businesses that will be allowed to open – all after meeting new guidelines to minimize the possibility of spreading disease. A few highlights gleaned from the twitterverse: Bars and nightclubs can re-open June 1. If you’re not quite there yet, in-person

Governor Kemp Announces 1,500 New Jobs In Microsoft Expansion

Despite the record number of Georgians seeking unemployment due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Georgia’s Economic Development team remains hard at work. There have been several smaller announcements in the past few weeks, but today’s announcement is a trophy. Microsoft is adding a facility in Atlanta’s West Midtown area, and will be adding 1,500 positions to