Brian Kemp, the governor-elect of Georgia, is set to take the oath of office for a second term on Thursday. While on a high political note, he has pledged to increase salaries for all public school teachers and state employees uniformly.
According to draft remarks seen by The Associated Press, the Republican intends to propose additional pay raises in his inaugural address, though the specific amount won’t be made public until he speaks on Thursday.
The 59-year-old Kemp takes office for a second term as leader of Georgia’s political scene. Despite the fact that Stacey Abrams outspent Kemp once more, he defeated her by a wide margin thanks to his management of the economy.
Kemp is unlikely to face opposition from the GOP-led Legislature given that the House speaker and lieutenant governor have been replaced based on the article published by WABE on January 12, 2023.
The incumbent never stop listing announcements related to economic development, such as the $2.5 billion investment in two solar panel plants made by Hanwha Solution’s Qcells unit on Wednesday, which according to the company was the biggest solar investment made in the United States to date.
He intends to pay for those givebacks with the $6.6 billion in excess funds that Georgia has available, as well as to replenish the state’s road-building funds after a 10-month suspension of gas tax collection.
Despite Donald Trump’s antagonism, Kemp is thriving as a Republican thanks to his massive political successes. Even after he defeated Abrams, Kemp enjoyed a presidential boomlet.
He will speak about how his conservative leadership has aided economic success at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, after taking his oath, according to his staff.