Wed., January 15, 2014 3:29pm (EST)

Governor Deal Proposes $547 Milion Increase in State Education Budget
By Shauna Stuart
Updated: 6 months ago

ATLANTA  —  
Governor Nathan Deal covered education reform and job creation in his 2014 State of the State speech on Wednesday morning.
Governor Nathan Deal covered education reform and job creation in his 2014 State of the State speech on Wednesday morning.
Governor Nathan Deal proposed a $547 million budget increase for K-12 education in Georgia during his State of the State address on Wednesday morning.

Deal says the increase will allow the state to eliminate teacher furlough days and increase teacher salaries.

Read Gov. Deal’s entire State of the State speech.

In addition to education reform, the governor also outlined his plan for job creation in the state.

Deal says his focus has been on creating private-sector jobs for Georgians.