On behalf of April’s National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, First Lady Sandra Deal and Director Katie Jo Ballard visited the Southern Crescent Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center as well as the Rainbow House Child Advocacy Center in Clayton Coun
Gov. Nathan Deal today signed into law HB 697, a bill establishing the Zell Miller Grant to provide full tuition coverage for technical college students who are eligible for the HOPE Grant and maintain a 3.5 GPA.
Gov. Nathan Deal today signed into law House Bill 1080, legislation that authorizes the placement of a statue honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the state Capitol.
Gov. Deal today vetoed 10 pieces of legislation. The following are Deal’s veto messages:
Veto Number 1
In preparation for severe storms that have caused extensive damage in states to the west, Gov. Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency, which will free up all state resources needed for preparation and response in the counties targeted by the storm.
Gov. Nathan Deal today signed into law the Fiscal Year 2015 budget, which takes effect upon the start of the fiscal year on July 1 and includes the largest single year increase in k-12 funding in seven years.
Gov. Nathan Deal today signed into law Senate Bill 276, legislation proclaiming Aug. 7 of every year Purple Heart Day in Georgia to honor men and women wounded or killed while serving in the U.S. Armed Services.
Gov. Nathan Deal today announced his appointments to the Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee, which was created to identify needs of the rural hospital community and provide potential solutions.
Gov. Nathan Deal today announced the creation of the Governor’s Interfaith Council, comprised of religious leaders across Georgia, to expand upon recent criminal justice reforms. These advisers will work to identify areas in which faith-based ministries, private organizations and state agencies can partner to address prisoner re-entry.
The Governor's Office for Children and Families would like to commend the Department of Juvenile Justice on the launch of the new Reentry Services Unit and their efforts towards reentry.