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Nathan Deal

John Nathan Deal (born August 25, 1942) is a United States politician, the 82nd and current Governor of Georgia. He was elected to the U.S. House of ... More »John Nathan Deal (born August 25, 1942) is a United States politician, the 82nd and current Governor of Georgia. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1992 but switched to the Republican Party in 1995. On March 1, 2010, Deal announced his resignation from Congress to run for governor of Georgia. Deal faced a crowded field of candidates in the July Republican primary but ultimately faced former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel in a tightly contested August 10, 2010, primary runoff election, and won by fewer than 2500 votes. The following day Handel declined to pursue a recount and conceded. On November 2, Democratic opponent Roy Barnes called to concede the race for governor of Georgia, making Deal the governor-elect to succeed term-limited Sonny Perdue in 2011. Deal was born in Millen in 1942 and grew up in Sandersville. Both of his parents were teachers. He attended Mercer University in Macon, where he earned his bachelor and law degrees with... [ Wikipedia ]

Sweeping Measure Expanding Rights of Gun Owners Is Signed Into Georgia Law

Gov. Nathan Deal of Georgia, surrounded by supporters of the gun bill, signed it into law. Among other provisions in the law, school districts will now be able to allow employees to carry firearms. Credit Brant Sanderlin/AJC, via Associated Press ATLANTA — A plan to bolster the legal ...

Gov. Deal signs tax incentives bill

Photographer: Stephen Yang/Bloomberg Georgia’s video gaming industry, the Atlanta food bank and shoppers across the state will benefit from a tax incentives bill Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law Monday. The multi-faceted legislation will extend for two years state income tax credits for ...

The Murky Political Process for Georgia's Common Core Standards

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal (R) was a powerful supporter of Common Core and made it his particular goal to force its passage. Many local school districts were also hot to push Common Core through because some of them claimed they had already spent millions to satisfy the coming ...

Gov. Deal outlines path forward on cannabis oil treatment

Dama oil made by Collective Garden is on sale at a medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle, Washington Georgia’s medical college plans to launch clinical trials that could lead to the legal use of oil derived from the marijuana plant by children with epilepsy, Gov. Nathan Deal announced ...

Guns Can Be Carried In Schools Under New Law

The bill, approved by Georgia's General Assembly - where Republicans control large majorities - has been signed by Governor Nathan Deal. Gabby Gifford, the former congresswoman who was shot, advocates gun control "This law gives added protections to those who have played by the rules and ...

Different outcomes as Republican governors in two states act on gun-control legislation

Brant Sanderlin/AP Surrounded by supporters, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Wednesday signed House Bill 60, which allows those with a license to carry a gun into a bar without restriction and into some government buildings that don't have certain security measures. Republican governors in ...

Georgia will allow guns in churches

What has been described as the most comprehensive pro-gun legislation in recent years was signed by Nathan Deal, the Georgia’s Republican governor. The move comes after a spate of mass shootings in the US this year. One, at a shopping mall in Maryland in January, claimed three lives. ...

New Georgia Law Will Allow Guns in Schools, Churches, and Courtrooms

Wednesday afternoon, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a new gun law that, among other things, will allow Georgians to legally carry firearms into churches, schools, airport common areas, bars, courtrooms, and government buildings. The Safe Carry Protection Act will prevent the state ...

Georgia Unveils New Slogan: 'We Make Florida Look Safe' : The New Yorker

ATLANTA (The Borowitz Report)—Flanked by members of his state’s legislature on Wednesday afternoon, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal proudly unveiled Georgia’s new official state slogan, “We Make Florida Look Safe.” Gov. Deal told reporters that the slogan was “more than just words,” ...

Nathan Deal signs broad gun rights expansion

Ellijay –Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation today that would vastly expand where Georgians can legally carry firearms, a proposal that has drawn heaps of praise and scorn from outside groups. “People who follow the rules can protect themselves and their families from people who don’t ...

Deal signs medical school scholarship regulation

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation to expand a scholarship program that will allow more medical students to practice in high need rural areas. In a statement Wednesday, Deal said the legislation calls for some Georgia Medical Student Scholarship ...

Gov. Deal Signs Bill Broadening Where Georgians Can Carry Guns

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed controversial gun-rights legislation Wednesday that significantly expands the places Georgians can legally carry a firearm. Called by critics the “guns everywhere” bill, the Safe Carry Protection Act makes it legal with conditions to carry a gun in places ...

Deal set to sign bill expanding gun rights in Ga.

Deal set to sign bill expanding gun rights in Ga. ELLIJAY, Ga. (AP) — Gov. Nathan Deal is set to sign legislation expanding where people with licenses to carry can bring their guns in Georgia. The bill makes several changes to state law. It allows those with a license to carry to bring a ...

Gov. Deal Signs Bill Expanding Med School Scholarship Program

Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill expanding a medical school scholarship, which will place medical students in underserved communities. Georgia's high-need regions for medical care will be getting some relief. Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill yesterday that will expand a scholarship ...

Dacula's Request to Annex 75 Acres Gets OK from Gov. Deal

According to a post on the city’s website by Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks, the annexation was given the go-ahead on Friday, when Gov. Nathan Deal signed House Bill 999, which also easily passed in the House and Senate during the recent General Assembly. The annexation becomes final on June 1. ...

Gov. Deal signs prisoner re-entry bill into law

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill into law intended to reduce recidivism and help prisoners successfully re-enter society. Deal signed Senate Bill 365 Sunday at a church in Gainesville and says the legislation is meant to build on regulations Georgia ...

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal Pitches New Plan For Medical Marijuana

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 11: Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal answers questions from the media during a news conference at the Capitol building on February 11, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. An ice storm warning has been issued for the area through Thursday, with storms tonight expected to result in ...

Catch up: All the news you missed today

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican, on Wednesday signed a law that makes it legal for licensed gun owners to pack heat in bars, schools, churches and some government buildings. Critics have dubbed the the "Safe Carry Protection Act" the "guns everywhere bill. " The new law goes into ...

Ga. governor signs 'guns everywhere' into law

And today we strengthen those rights protected by our nation's most revered founding document," Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said in signing the bill. ELLIIJAY, Ga. — It's legal for licensed gun owners in Georgia to pack heat in bars, schools, churches and some government buildings. Georgia ...

Ga. alters state employee health insurance program

Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order requiring the department of health to include a teacher in the invitation for proposals process. "Teachers and their dependents comprise the largest group of SHBP members, and they deserve to have a strong voice in this process. This executive ...

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