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Governor Brian Kemp delivering the state of the state address today. The governor struck a conciliatory tone during his speech.

“As we begin a new year, a new legislative session, there are some who want to look to the past, assign blame, settle old scores, and relive and relitigate 2020. Today, I think we should take the advice of those wise farmers. Let’s clear the fields and start planting.”

Kemp focused on the state’s battle against COVID-19 and efforts to provide relief.

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Gov. Brian Kemp want to restore more than half of Georgia’s cuts to K-12 education made last year, on top of the $1,000 bonuses he wants to pay to teachers from federal money.

Governor Says Georgia 'Battered, is not Broken' by Pandemic

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is defending his record fighting the COVID-19 pandemic while highlighting a strong economy and promising $1,000 bonuses for teachers. Kemp's State of the State speech Thursday was shadowed by Georgia’s soaring COVID-19 death toll and historic Democratic wins in the state for president and two Senate seats. It marks the halfway point of four years in office.

Georgia GOP Gov Reflects on COVID-19 Battle, Touts Economy

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has delivered his annual State of the State address, a speech that began sketching out reelection hopes on a strong economy. Thursday's speech was shadowed by Georgia’s soaring COVID-19 death toll and historic Democratic wins in the state for president and two Senate seats that shifted the balance of power in Washington.

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Georgia’s 2021 legislative session began earlier this week with many pre-proposed bills and a variety of other topics to address -- including police reform, voting laws, and recent concerns over the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines as cases continue to rise in Georgia. WUGA recently spoke with state representative Spencer Frye about what’s in store for the Georgia General Assembly, and how the state should handle vaccine roll-out.

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