Latest Brian P. Kemp News

Kemp names new district attorney in Clayton County

Oct. 10, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — A suburban Atlanta county is getting a new top prosecutor. Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday appointed Tasha M. Moseley as the new Clayton County district attorney, filling a vacancy left when previous district attorney Tracy Lawson retired in August. Moseley has been Clayton County's...

Georgia confirms its 2nd death linked to vaping

Oct. 9, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials in Georgia say they have confirmed the state's second death linked to vaping. The Georgia Department of Public Health said in a news release Wednesday the person died after being hospitalized for lung injury and had a history of nicotine vaping. No other details were given....

Charges say former Georgia regent faked multiple contracts

Oct. 4, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Charges against a former member of the Georgia Board of Regents allege he faked contracts with colleges, banks and another company while seeking money from a financial company. C. Dean Alford turned himself in at the Rockdale County jail on Friday and was released on $50,000 bail, records...

Lieberman’s son first Democrat vying for Isakson Senate seat

Oct. 3, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The son of former U.S. senator and vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman is the first Democrat to enter the race to replace retiring Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia. Matt Lieberman’s announcement Thursday says he’s running because he’s “fed up with...

The Latest: Jack Kingston joins hunt for Isakson Senate seat

Oct. 3, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on candidates vying to replace retiring Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia (all times local): 6:45 p.m. A former congressman from Savannah is the latest Republican to join the hunt to replace retiring GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia. Jack Kingston announced Thursday that...

Federal judge temporarily blocks Georgia abortion law

Oct. 1, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked Georgia's restrictive new abortion law from taking effect, following the lead of other judges who have blocked similar measures in other states. The law signed in May by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp bans abortions once a "detectable human...

High-ranking Georgia Republican woman seeks US Senate seat

Sep. 30, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The highest-ranking Republican woman in the Georgia legislature on Monday joined the competition to replace retiring GOP U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson. House Speaker Pro Tempore Jan Jones says she has submitted an application to Republican Gov. Brian Kemp seeking appointment to Isakson's seat....

Tyler Perry says he can't 'up and leave' filming in Georgia

Sep. 27, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry said he cannot "just up and leave" filming in Georgia despite Hollywood's backlash against the state's "heartbeat" abortion law. The actor-director-writer made the remarks to The Associated Press on Friday while discussing the upcoming opening of his massive Atlanta-based...

Georgia budget chief says governor aims to avoid layoffs

Sep. 27, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's budget director told lawmakers on Friday that Gov. Brian Kemp is trying to avoid state employee layoffs even as he orders budget cuts. Office of Planning and Budget Director Kelly Farr, speaking Friday before a joint meeting of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, told...

Georgia's Price seeks Senate appointment after HHS downfall

Sep. 26, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is seeking a return ticket to Washington nearly two years after being ousted from his Cabinet post for excessive travel spending. Price has submitted an application to Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp seeking appointment to the U.S....