ATLANTA (WJBF) – Georgia Governor Brian Kemp delivered his first State of the State address of 2022.
Governor Kemp outlined education, healthcare, COVID-19 and public safety as key priorities this budget session.
He championed teachers, talking about a $5,000 pay increase, the largest since 2019.
Governor Kemp says he wants to add $425-million to schools for the fiscal year 2023 budget to reduce class sizes and hire more teachers.
The governor also wants to add a bonus for police officers for keeping us safe.
He also wants to provide incentives for those who adopt or take part in foster care.