Category: Governor

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

Governor Kemp Makes Adjustments; Bars, Nightclubs & Live Event Venues Remain Closed

I started with that headline in hopes that national media, specifically those at CNBC, take notice. It seems some segments of New York based media enjoy reporting that Georgia is “fully open” with “no restrictions”, when in fact, Georgia has significant restrictions on those businesses that have been allowed to reopen, with some such as

April Tax Revenues Fall By 36%

Georgia collected less than 2/3 of the revenue it did in the same month one year ago. Shuttered businesses, a statewide shelter-in-place order, and an extension for tax filing deadlines moved until July all contributed to the sharp drop in April revenues. At the same time, expenses for direct Covid-19 response as well as skyrocketing

Ben Miller Jr Appointed to Griffin Judicial Circuit

Governor Brian Kemp has appointed Ben Miller Jr. to fill the seat vacated by Superior Court Judge and former State Representative Mack Crawford. Crawford resigned his post in February after entering an Alford plea on theft charges. The press release from Governor Kemp’s office on Miller’s appointment is as follows: Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian