Press Releases

2015-2017 education survey results

October 25, 2016

Gov. Deal and the General assembly have allocated nearly $900 million to local school systems over the past three years. The additional funding was intended to increase teacher salaries, eliminate furlough days and increase instructional days.

Deal announces law enforcement task force

October 25, 2016

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced the members of the law enforcement task force, who will examine the Basic Law Enforcement Officer Training Course and establish competency-based standards for any course revisions deemed appropriate.

Deal: Georgia earns top marks, nets savings by refunding bonds

October 20, 2016

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Georgia will save more than $152 million by refunding outstanding bonds after again earning a rating of AAA, with a stable outlook, from each of the three main credit-rating agencies — Moody’s, Fitch and Standard & Poor’s. Only 11 states currently meet this standard.

Deal announces leadership changes

October 17, 2016

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced the appointment of Department of Corrections Commissioner Homer Bryson as director of the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMHSA), effective when GEMHSA Director Jim Butterworth transitions to the private sector on Dec. 1.

Deal announces judicial appointment

October 17, 2016

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced the appointment of the Honorable Don Wesley Thompson as Superior Court Judge of the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit. Thompson will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of the Honorable Jon Bolling Wood.

Deal appoints Carr as attorney general

October 12, 2016

Gov. Nathan Deal today named Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Commissioner Chris Carr as attorney general, filling a vacancy created by the departure of Attorney General Sam Olens. Carr will take office on Nov.

Deal announces Innovation Fund grant award winners

October 11, 2016

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced 18 grant award winners for the Innovation Fund, a competitive grant program that provides funding to local education authorities and schools to further advance student achievement in Georgia.