Governor Kemp's Bold Move
Hardworking Georgians, a political group linked to Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, is launching an ad campaign in favor of the Governor's efforts to reform lawsuit regulations in the state. This initiative is aimed at reducing insurance costs and improving the business environment.
The group has allocated a substantial budget, exceeding $100,000, for this campaign within Georgia.
While specific details of Governor Kemp's proposal are yet to be disclosed, one key component is the restriction of lawsuits against property owners for damages caused by third parties on their property.
Governor Kemp unveiled his plans to reform lawsuit regulations during a meeting hosted by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce in August.
Statement from Cody Hall
Cody Hall, the Executive Director of Hardworking Georgians and Governor Kemp's top political aide, emphasized the need to address frivolous lawsuits. He highlighted how these lawsuits impede job creators, inflate insurance costs for families, undermine the fairness of the legal system, and hinder the establishment, growth, and operation of small businesses.
Impact on Auto Insurance Rates
Governor Kemp argues that these reforms could help lower Georgia's high auto insurance rates, providing relief to households dealing with inflation.
Caps on noneconomic damages in a 2005 tort reform law were overturned by the state Supreme Court in 2010.
Governor Kemp's Recent Success
Governor Kemp achieved most of his legislative agenda, giving him the ability to launch new initiatives.
Governor Kemp continues to raise funds, including a $3.75 million transfer from his gubernatorial campaign to the Georgians First Leadership Committee.
Support for State Lawmakers
These funds support Republican state lawmakers and oppose Democrats in the upcoming 2024 elections.
Governor Kemp's independent fundraising aims to strengthen his political standing amid differences with the state Republican Party.