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Some next steps toward fighting opioid abuse in Ga.

A new season of A&E Network’s Emmy Award-Winning docu-series aired earlier this month. For many Georgians, the opening scenes – which include shots of Newtown Dream Dog Park, Marietta Square, and North Springs MARTA station - are familiar. Unfortunately, this is not a television production lured to Georgia by our competitive film tax credit. A&E picked the North Atlanta suburbs for its 18th Season of “Intervention” to showcase the opioid epidemic in a region of our state branded “The Heroin Triangle.”

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Interview: Small Business Owner and Sec. of State Brian Kemp

“I know that you can’t completely run government like a company, but you can bring in business principles and processes.”


On January 16, 2018, former Georgia Secretary of State and small business owner, Brian Kemp, joined Merion West’s Henri Mattila for an interview to discuss his vision for Georgia as he campaigns for Governor.

Henri Mattila: Thank you for joining us today, Secretary Kemp. For our readers who aren’t familiar with your background, could you tell me a little bit about why you chose to enter politics?

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Letter to the editor: Georgia’s rural communities are struggling to stay afloat

Rural communities throughout Georgia are struggling to stay afloat. With high unemployment rates, limited economic development opportunities and reduced access to quality healthcare, education, and, yes – high speed internet, it’s tough for residents, businesses and organizations in small towns to get ahead. 

In the 2018 governor’s race, conservative businessman and Secretary of State Brian Kemp is the only candidate with a comprehensive strategy to support rural Georgia.

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Kemp addresses Rotary, talks gubernatorial race later

RINCON -- Secretary of State Brian Kemp deftly avoided talk of this year's gubernatorial race while addressing the Rotary Club of Effingham County on Thursday. After the Rotary meeting ended, however, the Republican eagerly discussed his candidacy to succeed Gov. Nathan Deal.

"A lot of times, Rotary clubs don't want you to get into politics so I didn't wade in there," Kemp said.

When prompted, Kemp discussed his platform with the Effingham Herald, starting with his push to boost the state's small businesses.

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Kemp proposes adoption reform in stop in Dalton

On his first campaign visit to Dalton in August, Secretary of State Brian Kemp touted his "four-point plan" for Georgia in his bid to become the next governor. On Wednesday, Kemp returned to Dalton and he is beginning to push initiatives he says will make that plan a reality.

Kemp said his four points are making Georgia No. 1 for small business, strengthening all of Georgia with an emphasis on rural areas, reforming state government and “putting Georgians first” on issues such as immigration.

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Kemp Introduces Adoption Reform Framework

Today, conservative businessman and Secretary of State Brian Kemp identified adoption reform as a legislative priority by releasing a plan to streamline the adoption process and reduce costs on Georgia families.

"National Adoption Awareness Month is coming to a close but adoption reform should be a year-round priority," said Kemp. "Being pro-life extends beyond protecting an embryo, fetus, or baby in the womb. It's time to streamline the adoption process in Georgia and ensure that every child has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.

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Adoption Reform

For conservative businessman and Secretary of State Brian Kemp, being pro-life extends beyond protecting an embryo, fetus, or baby in the womb. Kemp supports adoption reform and efforts to streamline the adoption process in Georgia. As governor, Brian Kemp will work tirelessly to ensure that every child has the opportunity to grow, learn, and thrive.

Adoption Tax Credit

The cost of adopting domestically, or much less internationally, is prohibitively expensive for many hardworking Georgians.

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Support for conservative businessman and Secretary of State Brian Kemp continues to grow as 500 hardworking business professionals, civic leaders, and mothers launched the campaign's "Women for Kemp" coalition. Tasked with engaging female voters who back Kemp's plan to fight for Georgia families, "Women for Kemp" is a fundamental component of the Kemp for Governor campaign.

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