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.

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