Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed a new leader for the state department overseeing banks. Kevin Hagler has been appointed the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance effective July 1.
Gov. Nathan Deal says he's willing to spend state money upfront to start deepening Savannah's busy shipping channel as long as the federal government promises to pay its share of the $652 million project later. Deal told reporters Tuesday during a stop in Savannah the state has $231 million set aside for the Savannah harbor expansion and "we're ready to spend it."
Georgia's state revenues increased 13 percent in April, compared with the same month a year ago. That makes for an overall 6 percent increase for fiscal year 2013. Gov. Nathan Deal said Wednesday that net revenue collections have so far totaled $14.1 billion for an increase of $808 million compared to the same point last year.
Governor Deal on Wednesday signed a bill that’s intended to fix some unintended consequences of the state’s 2011 crackdown on illegal immigration. The measure also prohibits people here illegally from using their passports for identification.
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed two transportation bills into law that aim to help the state move forward on major projects. Deal signed the bills Thursday at an event at the Atlanta Metro Chamber of Commerce. The first, House Bill 202, provides greater flexibility for the state to distribute funds for interstate improvements and major regional projects, including deepening the shipping channel to the busy Port of Savannah.
As part of a long-term plan to keep the State Archives open, the General Assembly has approved transferring the research and records facility from the Secretary of State’s office to the University System of Georgia.