A lot of bills have come across Gov. Brian Kemp’s desk this year for his signature. He has signed all but one — vetoing Senate Bill 156 which would have created the position of “Chief Labor Officer” to work in the Georgia Department of Labor. Kemp said no to the legislation late last week — and only a few days later, several Democrat lawmakers openly opposed his decision.
State Representatives Viola Davis (D-Stone Mountain), Sandra Scott (D-Rex), Kim Schofield (D-Atlanta) and Rhonda Burnough (D-Riverdale) also announced opposition to ending additional federal funding for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits prior to the Georgia Department of Labor resuming in-person operations.
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