GEORGIA - Gov. Brian P. Kemp signed the amended fiscal year 2019 budget, House Bill 30, for the State of Georgia. Accompanied by Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan, House Speaker David Ralston, Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria Carstarphen, Principal Curtis Douglass, and legislative leaders, Governor Kemp outlined Georgia’s budget priorities to strengthen school security, invest in healthcare and public safety, and spur job growth in every corner of the state.
“Budgets are reflections of your values – your priorities for today and vision for tomorrow,” said Gov. Kemp said. “In Georgia, we value education, healthcare, public safety, and economic development. We have a heart for safer schools, better healthcare options, safer communities, and more jobs for hardworking Georgians. I am proud to sign the amended budget for fiscal year 2019 and have confidence these investments will yield big dividends for Georgians, young and old. Together, we will continue to ensure that Georgia’s best days are ahead.”
"On the campaign trail, we told Georgians that we would prioritize education, economic development, and health care," said Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan. "Today's amended FY 2019 budget honors those commitments while investing in relief efforts for Southwest Georgia and funding programs that will set our state up for long-term success. I'm appreciative of the work done by Gov. Kemp, Speaker Ralston, and the Appropriations Chairmen in both chambers."
“This amended budget maintains our conservative, responsible approach to providing for the needs of a growing state,” Speaker David Ralston said. “Whether it is securing our school campuses to protect students and teachers or lending a hand to farmers in southwest Georgia recovering from Hurricane Michael, this budget delivers on Governor Kemp’s promise to ‘put Georgians first.’ I want to thank Gov. Kemp as well as Lt. Gov. Duncan and my colleagues in the House and Senate for their work on this 2019 amended budget.”