Gov. Nathan Deal has until April 29 to sign or veto bills passed this year by the state legislature. But some experts say he may not veto anything. That’s partly because Gov. Deal works extensively behind the scenes to signal to lawmakers what he will and won’t sign. But politics may also play a role in the potential low veto count this year. Deal faces two challengers in the May 20 Republican primary.
Several cities across the state are urging the governor to veto a bill that would allow the clear-cutting of trees around billboards. They say the bill would hinder beautification efforts and put millions of taxpayer dollars to waste.