Category: Governor

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

Governor Kemp Lifts Shelter In Place Order For Most; Social Distancing To Remain In Effect

The statewide shelter in place order for most Georgians will end tonight at midnight, per a press release from the office of Governor Kemp. Medically fragile Georgians are asked to continue to shelter in place until June 12th. Georgia’s State of Emergency will remain in place, thus allowing the Georgia National Guard to remain active

Trump to Kemp: I Totally Disagree On Reopening

Less than 24 hours after supporting Governor Kemp’s decision to reopen Georgia, President Trump now “totally disagrees” with Kemp. Speaking at his daily supplication fest Covid-19 briefing, President Trump said: “I told the governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, that I disagree strongly with his decision to open certain facilities.” Meanwhile Trump’s AG says he’s willing

Reopen, but Don’t Forget

First there was this … Despite the growing threats of COVID -19 the Georgia Legislative session continued with “proper precautions.”  Then there was this … Sick Senators. And… That were hospitalized. Despite the precautions several Georgia Senators became ill, were diagnosed with COVID 19, and hospitalized.  Luckily they all had the great state provided health

Governor Kemp Covid Update: Limited, Phased Reopening To Begin

Governor Kemp said today that Georgia will incrementally begin to open Georgia back to routine and normal operations. Georgia’s hospitals and medical providers are now able to resume elective procedures immediately. The Governor said supplies of Personal Protective Equipment now allow for healthcare professionals to resume work. Gyms, barbers, and several other categories of businesses

Georgia Shelter In Place Order Extended Until April 30th, New Restrictions Added

Governor Brian Kemp announced today in a press conference that the state’s Shelter In Place order will remain in effect until the end of this month – April 30th. This extension is made possible due to the extension of the Governor’s State Of Emergency declaration, which was extended this morning with agreement from the Lieutenant