Georgia leaders announce $1K bonus for thousands of state employees

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Georgia leaders are promising a one-time bonus for roughly 57,000 state employees.

Joined by other state leaders Wednesday, Speaker David Ralston announced an amendment to this year’s budget, setting aside nearly $60 million for a $1,000 bonus.

This will benefit employees who make less than $80,000 a year working in public health, public safety, agriculture, family and children services and more.

“Our state employees have worked incredibly hard, despite a global pandemic,” said Gov. Brian Kemp. “They have been going above and beyond the call of duty to deliver essential services to our most vulnerable, keeping businesses open and delivering financial assistance to those who, quite honestly, many days were losing hope.”

During his State of the State address, the governor announced a similar $1,000 bonus payment for public school teachers and staff members.

“I believe we’re doing our part as state leaders to say thank you for all that you have done,” Kemp said.

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