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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 ]

Ga.'s "guns everywhere" law awaits governor's signature

Georgia's "guns everywhere" law, which would allow licensed gun owners to carry guns in bars, nightclubs, some government buildings and some churches, is awaiting Gov. Nathan Deal's signature. Georgia Rep. Alan Powell, R-Camilla, celebrates after a gun bill passed in the House Chambers ...

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 ...

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to Hold Special Ceremony to Sign Expansion of Concealed Carry Law

by AWR Hawkins 20 Apr 2014, 2:23 PM PDT post a comment On April 23rd Governor Nathan Deal (R) will sign Georgia's expanded concealed carry bill – the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014 – into law during a special ceremony. As Breitbart News reported on February 24, the Safe Carry ...

Deal signs three bills to help military veterans

Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday signed into law Senate Bill 320. It addresses the treatment needs of veterans and aims to ensure their re-entry into society is systematic, seamless and successful, the Governor’s office announced. “Georgia is a true military state, with more than 700,000 ...

Carter tops Deal in first-quarter fund-raising

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter raised more money than incumbent Republican Gov. Nathan Deal during the first quarter, according to reports the two campaigns filed with the state ethics commission. Carter, a state senator from Decatur, raised $563,750 to $403,877 brought ...

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 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 ...

Deal Increases Campaign War Chest

The campaign war chest for Gov. Nathan Deal increased by more than $400,000 during the first quarter of 2014, eclipsing his Republican primary opponents, who each brought in less than $100,000 during the same period. The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that Deal received $403,877 in ...

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 ...

Georgia governor backs medical marijuana trials

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday announced two separate efforts to pursue clinical trials on a cannabis-based drug that has shown promise in helping children who suffer from seizure disorders. The first would pair a private pharmaceutical company with a Georgia Regents ...

Deal set to sign bill expanding gun rights in Ga.

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to sign legislation next week expanding gun rights in Georgia. Spokesman Brian Robinson confirmed Friday a bill signing on House Bill 60 is planned Wednesday. Word of the event first came in an online posting by the gun rights group Georgia ...

Deal signs medical school scholarship legislation

Atlanta : GA : USA | Apr 16, 2014 at 3:28 PM PDT Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal [Unlink] signed legislation Wednesday to expand a scholarship program that will enable more medical students to practice in high-need areas. The legislation calls for some Georgia Medical Student Scholarship ...

Deal signs law creating veterans' court divisions

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a law allowing courts with jurisdiction over criminal cases to create veterans’ divisions. Deal signed the legislation at the National Infantry Museum in Columbus on Tuesday. Deal said in a statement the legislation is meant to ...

Gov. Deal signs Jekyll Island development law

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed laws meant to clarify development regulations on a coastal Georgia island. Deal said in a statement Monday that the laws are aimed at promoting the responsible development of Jekyll Island - southeast of Brunswick. The new law ...

Deal signs law extended tax-free shopping holidays

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday signed the extension into law after it was approved by the Legislature earlier this year. It designates tax-free weekends for back-to-school shopping Aug. 1 and 2 and for energy-efficient dishwashers, refrigerators and other appliances Oct. 3-5. Officials ...

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