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Deal: Programs give students head start, create skilled workforce

April 21, 2014

Gov. Nathan Deal today signed into law legislation creating work-based learning programs for Georgia high school students, which will increase their access to real-world education and further ensure that our state is shaping a qualified future workforce. These programs will replace Georgia’s current Youth Apprenticeship Program.

Governor signs third leg of criminal justice reform

April 13, 2014

At Antioch Baptist Church in Gainesville today, Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law Senate Bill 365, legislation that will help rehabilitated offenders successfully re-enter society by removing barriers to employment, housing and education.

Deal leads state to path forward on cannabis oil treatment

April 10, 2014

Gov. Nathan Deal today plotted a path forward for the safe and legal use of cannabis oil by Georgia children suffering from epileptic disorders. The governor also announced that he and the Department of Human Services will launch pilot projects for public-private partnerships in the state’s foster care system.