Fri., August 16, 2013 1:07pm
It is no surprise that U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson would side with his home state on the ongoing “water war” between Georgia and Florida. Isakson said Thursday he is disappointed with Florida Governor Rick Scott’s decision to file a lawsuit against Georgia in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Wed., August 14, 2013 7:30am
Governor Nathan Deal responded firmly Wednesday morning to the news that Florida officials plan to file a lawsuit in the ongoing water war between the states. Georgia, Florida and Alabama have been fighting for decades over how much water each is entitled to from their shared river networks.
Tue., August 13, 2013 6:00am
Gov. Nathan Deal has announced Georgia collected $1.41 billion in net tax revenue last month. The figure represents a 6.7 percent increase compared with July 2012. In a statement, Deal said Monday that the percentage increase translates to about $88.5 million in additional tax revenue compared with July 2012.
Wed., August 7, 2013 8:00am
Authorities say they plan to quit collecting tolls on Georgia 400 in late November and begin dismantling the giant toll plaza in January. In 2012, Gov. Nathan Deal announced the end of the .50-cent tolls and said the toll booths -- near the northern edge of Atlanta -- would be removed.
Tue., August 6, 2013 6:00am
Georgia officials are considering the idea of a adding a new tourist attraction to downtown Atlanta in the form of a state history museum. Gov. Nathan Deal recently toured the old World of Coca-Cola building at the edge of Underground Atlanta.
Wed., July 17, 2013 2:56am
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has announced he'll suspend indicted DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis. The announcement at the state Capitol during a press conference Tuesday afternoon came a day after a three-person panel voted unanimously to recommend suspension for Ellis.
Wed., July 10, 2013 5:01am
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to sign a new inland port agreement with the Georgia Ports Authority and Cordele Intermodal Services. Georgia Ports Authority officials say the deal, which will be signed Wednesday afternoon in Cordele, will help create and expand international markets for regional businesses.
Tue., July 9, 2013 6:00am
National tests being created for the Common Core educational standards could cost Georgia more than its current budget of $25 million for all types of assessments. A spokeswoman for Gov. Nathan Deal, says he is exploring options because of concerns about the cost of the assessments.
Fri., June 21, 2013 5:00am
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed three people to leadership positions in several state departments. One of those is a new agency: the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry. The newly-created program is part of Deal's criminal justice reform initiative.