Articles from the Georgia Governor section archive

Friday, May 13, 2011

Gov. Deal signs immigration bill

ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill that cracks down on illegal immigration by increasing enforcement powers and requiring employers to check the immigration status of new hires.
By Kate Brumback

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Deal signs bill for tourism tax breaks

ATLANTA -- Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law a bill that will repay one-fourth of the cost to develop tourist attractions.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Deal appoints donors, newspaper says

ATLANTA — A newspaper study shows that nearly half of Gov. Nathan Deal's appointees to state boards and commissions are contributors to his gubernatorial campaign.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Tax reform effort not dead, Deal says

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said today state lawmakers might again take up tax reform when the Legislature reconvenes Aug. 15.
By Donnie Fetter

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Governor sharpens jobs focus

ATLANTA -- Gov. Nathan Deal has launched his own effort at making the state more conducive for employers to create jobs.
By Walter Jones

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Deal signs public defender bill

ATLANTA --- Gov. Nathan Deal signed a slate of legislative measures Tuesday that promise to reshape the way law is practiced in Georgia.

Deal's inaugural gala held four months late

ATLANTA --- Nathan Deal finally got to celebrate his inauguration as governor Monday night, four months after he took his oath of office.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Deal: Georgia ready to fund harbor deepening if feds falter

ATLANTA -- Georgia needs to be ready to finance the deepening of the Savannah River is the feds don't ante up, Gov. Nathan Deal told the Atlanta Press Club today.
By Walter Jones

Friday, April 15, 2011

Deal will block Indian casino

ATLANTA -- Gov. Nathan Deal said today he opposes Indian tribes having casinos in Georgia and that he’ll block them if they try.
By Walter Jones

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Deal will sign Sunday sales but later

ATLANTA -- Gov. Nathan Deal said today that he’ll sign into law legislation permitting local communities to allow the sale of packaged alcohol on Sunday afternoons, but he’s not in ...
By Walter Jones

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sunday alcohol sales bill heads to governor

ATLANTA --- Georgia communities would be able to decide whether stores can sell alcohol on Sundays under legislation headed to Gov. Nathan Deal for his signature.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Perdue forms a consulting firm

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is starting a new trade and consulting business called Perdue Partners with people that he previously appointed to state posts, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ...

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Georgia inaugural celebration to be May 2

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal's inaugural celebration was cut short in January, scuttled by a snow and ice storm that paralyzed metro Atlanta.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Deal attacks costs of health care law changes

Marking the first anniversary of the federal health care law's passage, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said it is already costing the state and its employees millions of dollars in higher premiums, with ...

Monday, March 21, 2011

Perdue backs Gingrich White House run

ATLANTA -- Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue said Monday he'll back Newt Gingrich if he seeks the Republican nomination for president.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Marathon of bills to get voted on today

ATLANTA --- Georgia lawmakers are entering the home stretch of this year's legislative session bearing a heavy load of legislation.

Deal signs HOPE changes

ATLANTA — Just three weeks after unveiling legislation to overhaul the state's cash-strapped HOPE scholarship, Gov. Nathan Deal has signed the measure into law.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Ethics revisions head to Deal’s desk

ATLANTA -- Rank-and-file employees and business owners won’t have to register as lobbyists before they can ask their local legislator to support or oppose a bill under a law change headed ...

Thursday, March 10, 2011

House gives HOPE overhaul final OK; Deal to sign

ATLANTA  — A bill overhauling the HOPE scholarship is set to become law after the House passed it Thursday and Gov. Nathan Deal said he would sign it next week.
By Shannon McCaffrey

Friday, Feb. 25, 2011

Governor in tight political spot on illegal immigration

Nathan Deal fought hard against illegal immigration when he served in Congress. And when the Republican ran for governor last year, he campaigned on bringing a tough Arizona-style law to Georgia.
By Jeremy Redmon
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