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Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a $26.2 billion budget that will send more funds to Georgia's public schools.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that it's the first time in more than a decade that Georgia's budget fully funds the formula used to pay for the education of about 1.7 million children.

Deal signed the budget bill in a Wednesday ceremony at the Georgia Capitol.

The full funding of the school funding formula was announced in the closing days of the 2018 General Assembly session.

Tech Giants Urge Governor to Veto Georgia Cybercrime Bill

May 1, 2018

Tech giants Google and Microsoft have joined a chorus or cybersecurity experts urging Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to veto a bill that makes unauthorized computer access a crime punishable by up to a year in prison.

The 1½-page proposal, passed in March in the final chaotic hours of Georgia's legislative session, would make it illegal to intentionally access a computer or network without authorization.

Governor Nathan Deal will sign the “Hands-Free Georgia Act” tomorrow in Statesboro. Dozens of families are expected to attend the signing of HB 673.

The grassroots non-profit organization, StopDistractions.org, says hundreds of families in the state are impacted by distracted driving each year, and hopefully the “hands-free” law will help prevent loss of life.

The parents of the five nursing students killed a 2015 crash with a tractor-trailer on I-16 will be among those attending the signing which takes place at the Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport at 2 pm Wednesday.

Governor Deal to Highlight Budget at Stops Across Georgia

Apr 27, 2018

Gov. Nathan Deal plans to sign his final state budget during ceremonial stops across Georgia.

Deal's office said Friday that he plans stops in Blue Ridge, Acworth, Statesboro, Tifton and Atlanta.

The Republican governor plans to highlight funding for education and children's mental health at the events scheduled for Wednesday.

The $26 billion budget fully funds the state's K-12 education formula after over a decade of cutbacks.

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Governor Nathan Deal delivered his final State of the State address earlier today. Deal touted the state’s economic recovery since the Great Recession.

”Seven years ago, Georgia’s unemployment rate stood at 10.4 percent. Since then, we have created roughly 675,000 new, private sector jobs and our unemployment rate is at its lowest level in over 10 years at just 4.3 percent,” according to Deal.

Deal also praised the work of the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Global Commerce team that helped to generate $6.33 billion in investment.

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