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Forsyth County state senator backs Governor Kemp’s proposal for two more rounds of tax rebates
Gov. Kemp announced the two tax relief packages on Thursday, August 11(Image by Capitol Beat) (Forsyth County, GA) Two rounds of tax relief packages may be coming to Forsyth County, and the rest of Georgia, over the next year.
Governor Kemp Set To Return Further $2 Billion to Georgia Taxpayers in the Run Up to the Gubernatorial Election
On August 11, Georgia's Governor Brian Kemp shared his latest thoughts on what he might do with some of the billions of dollars that the state has accumulated in its budget surplus - and it seems that at least some of that money could be getting returned to Georgia's taxpayers in the months before the gubernatorial election.
Governor Kemp Signs Executive Orders To Help Georgia Through Continuing Financial Crisis – No Gas Tax Until September
Tackling "Joe Biden's recession" On August 3, Georgia's Governor Brian Kemp announced that he has signed two executive orders that once again extend the suspension of tax on gasoline and continue efforts to address supply chain issues being experienced in the state.
Democrat Stacey Abrams Blames Governor Kemp for Gun Control Concerns That Forced Cancellation of Music Midtown Festival
Organizers of Atlanta's Music Midtown Festival cancelled the event on August 1, primarily due to safety concerns arising from whether they could implement a local ban on guns from the festival site.
Governor Kemp Signs Executive Order To Extend Suspension of Taxes on Gas in Georgia Until the End of the Summer
Responding to "disastrous policies from Washington" On July 1, Georgia's Governor Brian Kemp signed an executive order that will extend the suspension of taxes on gasoline until the end of the summer. It's a move that will likely be very popular amongst the state's residents as they struggle to meet the inflated cost of living that all Americans are experiencing right now.
Cumming City Center celebrates construction completion with ribbon-cutting ceremony
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on June 24 to celebrate the completion of the Cumming City Center(Image by the City of Cumming) (Forsyth County, GA) On the morning of Friday, June 24, a vision became a reality for Mayor Troy Brumbalow, as the ceremonious ribbon was cut at the Cumming City Center.
Atlanta Will Increase Firefighter Salaries by Up to 15.5% if City Council Approves Proposal Submitted by Mayor Dickens
FirefighterPhoto by LOGAN WEAVER | @LGNWVR on Unsplash. It was announced on June 9 that Atlanta's City Council will consider proposed legislation from Mayor Andre Dickens that would see firefighters salaries increased by anything from 7 to 15.5%. The increase is intended to attract new firefighters to join the force, while also rewarding and recognizing the efforts of long-serving members of the team.
Democrat Stacey Abrams Describes Georgia As “The Worst State in the Country To Live”
On May 22, Democratic challenger for Georgia's gubernatorial election Stacey Abrams made a bold statement to assembled crowds at a gala, describing Georgia as "the worst state in the country to live".
Gov. Kemp Follows Florida's Lead - High School Students Will Be Required To Study Financial Literacy Before Graduating
Georgia is following neighboring Florida's lead, after Governor Brian Kemp recently signed a new bill that will require high school students in the state to study financial literacy and financial management classes before graduating.
Gov. Kemp’s Plan To Refund $1.1 Billion to Georgia Taxpayers Begins This Week – Did You File 2020 and 2021 Tax Returns?
On May 12 it was confirmed that from this week onwards, some taxpayers in Georgia will begin receiving automatic refunds expected to total around $1.1 billion. The refunds were announced in March of 2022 when Governor Brian Kemp signed legislation (HB1302) that will return the funds as a one-time windfall payment to taxpayers who have filed a tax return in 2020 and 2021 tax years.
Gov. Kemp to sign controversial education laws in Forsyth County
Gov. Brian Kemp at the Alliance Academy for Innovation in January 2022(Image by Gov. Brian Kemp Facebook Page) (Forsyth County, GA) Governor Brian Kemp will be signing controversial educational bills into law in Forsyth County on Wednesday, April 28 at the Forsyth County Arts and Learning Center.
Governor Kemp Signs Constitutional Carry of Handguns Into Law in Georgia – Permits No Longer Required To Own a Gun
Georgia joins over 20 states that allow constitutional carry. On April 13, Georgia's Republican Governor Brian Kemp signed SB319 into law meaning that constitutional carry of handguns is now legal in the state. In practice it means that any qualifying person can own and carry a handgun without first applying for a permit or having to undergo training.
No, not everyone in Georgia can open carry a gun
No, everyone is not able to open carry a gun in Georgia. That is not what the new Georgia gun bill is about. On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, Governor Brian Kemp signed a bill allowing residents to carry concealed firearms without a license. With this newly passed bill, anyone previously qualified for a concealed carry license in Georgia will be able to carry a concealed gun without a permit. During a signing ceremony, Kemp said the new law will allow Georgia citizens to protect themselves without requiring permission from the state government. The state of Georgia has now joined more than 20 states allowing permitless carry.