State of the State
Thursday, January 25, Governor Kemp gave his fifth State of the State address covering accomplishments from the last year while highlighting hopes for the next. Governor Kemp noted the progress we have made over the last few years and made clear that economic development, education, access to quality healthcare, and public safety are top agenda items for the current legislative term.
Governor Kemp intends to continue his efforts in bringing quality investments as he recently announced many new economic development projects set to be the largest in Georgia history. These projects will bring more than 20,000 jobs to various regions of the state, most especially in rural areas.
The governor also announced his plans to dedicate an additional $1.9 billion in the current and upcoming budgets solely for educational needs, including fully funding the Quality Basic Education formula.
Governor Kemp went on to outline his healthcare policies which include the proposed allocation of more than $4.5 million in the state budget for loan repayment programs to recruit and retain health care workers in Georgia.
Rounding off top policy agenda items is that of Public Safety where the Governor plans to push for legislation that would increase penalties for individuals who work to recruit children into gang violence.
If you want to learn more about Governor Kemp’s initiatives for the upcoming session, I encourage to delve further into his full address through the helpful links below.
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