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Gov. Kemp puts dollar amount on school safety, gang plans

January 16, 2019

ATLANTA (AP) — Newly elected Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has unveiled plans to allocate money to each Georgia public school for safety measures and an anti-gang task force within the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Kemp’s comments came at an annual breakfast held by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.

He’s seeking $30,000 for each public school in the state— for a total cost of $69 million — to enact safety measures determined at the local level. Kemp also said he planned to address mental health within schools and provide extra resources.

Kemp said he wanted to put $500,000 in initial funding toward a new anti-gang task force within GBI.

House Speaker David Ralston also announced plans to create a House working group to study issues important to Georgia’s burgeoning arts and entertainment industry.

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