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Gov. Kemp signs state budget | What to know

The governor signed the mid-year budget making the $32 billion amended budget official.

ATLANTA — Editor's note: A previous version of this story erroneously reported that some items in the state's proposed 2024 budget were included in the 2023 amended budget signed by the governor. This story has been updated to correct the error.

Gov. Brian Kemp said he's giving money back to residents. 

Kemp held a press conference Monday after signing the state’s amended 2023 budget, which includes a property tax break for Georgians, on Friday.

“This mid-year budget includes a lot of benefits for hard-working Georgians,” Kemp said during the Monday press conference, just days after making the $32.6 billion amended budget official.

The change adds more than $2 billion to the budget and includes $950 million in property tax relief, $3.5 million in grants for nursing school students and $5 million to help paraprofessionals become certified teachers. 

The Georgia Senate is expected to approve a separate Kemp-backed spending bill Tuesday that would give taxpayers between $250 and $500.

Other key elements in the 2023 amended budget includes:

▪ $115.7 million to fund school security grants in the amount of $50,000 per school.

▪$92 million for the state reinsurance program to reduce insurance premiums statewide.

▪$35.7 million for the Rural Workforce Housing Fund, which would assist developers and housing authorities in getting land ready for new housing developments 

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