ATHENS, GA - NOVEMBER 06: Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp attends the Election Night event at the Classic Center on November 6, 2018 in Athens, Georgia. Kemp is in a close race with Democrat Stacey Abrams. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Georgia will spend more to fight crime in the budget year that begins July 1.  Governor Brian Kemp signed a more than $30 billion budget Thursday with money for 10 more SWAT troopers with the Georgia State Patrol and nearly 70 new GBI employees including scientists, crime lab techs and 10 more positions in the state medical examiner’s office.

State troopers combatting crime in metro Atlanta will see their paychecks increase by 10% as of July 1.

Thanks to Mary Liz Nolan of WGAC for the story.