Kemp to spend $1.5B in aid to bail out unemployment system

Gov. Brian Kemp announced Wednesday that he will use $1.5 billion that Georgia got from the federal COVID-19 relief to bail out the state’s indebted unemployment system, deciding against passing the money to local governments that could have then used it to give grants to businesses and train workers.

Kemp renews public health emergency, COVID-19 executive order

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has extended two executive orders Wednesday. The governor signed to extend the  Public Health State of Emergency and reaffirming current safety measures for the state during the on-going coronavirus pandemic.

Gov. Kemp defends Georgia's handling of coronavirus

Governor Brian Kemp defended Georgia's handling of the coronavirus pandemic at a press conference Wednesday, days after the latest numbers from President Donald Trump's coronavirus task force showed Georgia leads the nation in the number of new COVID-19 cases per capita.

Gov. Kemp praises the late John Lewis

Governor Brian Kemp praised John Lewis on Twitter late Monday afternoon--calling the late congressman, "a man of integrity and a force for good." Afterward, some political experts have praised the governor for setting a special election that ensures the fifth congressional district won't go too much longer without a representative in Washington.

Judge orders Georgia governor, Atlanta mayor into mediation

A Fulton County Superior Court judge has ordered Gov. Brian Kemp and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to undergo mediation ahead of a scheduled hearing next week. The order stems from a lawsuit filed by the governor over the city’s measures mandating masks in public and other COVID-19 restrictions.