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

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Georgia Governor Candidate Brian Kemp speaks to the crowd at a rally held at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center on Thursday. Vice President Mike Pence also spoke to the audience. [Will Peebles/]/Savannah Morning News via AP)

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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