Brian Kemp

2021 Economic Yearbook: Central

The heart of Georgia will play a major role in the recovery of the Peach State, which will exceed the national average in employment growth and inflation-adjusted Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2021, according to the Georgia Economic Outlook. The…

2021 Economic Yearbook: West Central

As the world slowly grinds back toward a new normal, rural areas with solid infrastructure like the West Central Georgia region are well positioned for the post-pandemic economy. With ample space and an inexpensive cost of living, the area is…

Political Notes: Ups, Downs and In-betweens

New Ways and Means Chair: State Rep. Shaw Blackmon, R-Bonaire, now heads the Georgia House’s powerful Ways and Means Committee, which handles tax legislation. Blackmon replaces former Rep. Brett Harrell, R-Snellville, who lost his re-election bid. Wrigley Retirement: University System…

Q&A with Governor Brian Kemp

Georgia’s 83rd governor, Republican Brian Kemp, took office in January, after defeating Democrat Stacey Abrams in a close 2018 race. A former secretary of state and Georgia legislator, Kemp campaigned in the primary on gun rights and tough immigration tactics…

At Issue: A Personal Feud

Georgia is undeniably in the eye of a storm when it comes to voter registration and ballot access. Credit the personal invective and animosity between Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp that stretches back to 2013. Their six-year feud has now…