Governor Nathan Deal

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Governor Deal Says More Money For Hope Scholarship

ATLANTA (WAOK)-More people play the lottery in Georgia than in any other state. More players means that more money is available to fund HOPE Scholarship programs.  Georgia Governor Nathan Deal is proposing to increase funding […]


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Deal Signs Law To Help Military Families

FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) — Georgia is making it easier for military children to enroll in a new school when their parents move between states. Gov. Nathan Deal signed an interstate compact Wednesday during a visit to […]


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Governor Plans To Invest In Fort McPherson

ATLANTA (AP) – Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal wants to spend about $28 million to help bring new life to Fort McPherson in south Atlanta, though details of the plan to revamp the 488-acre property are […]


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Deal Optimistic About State Economy

ATLANTA (AP) -Gov. Nathan Deal says he believes that Georgia’s economy is stabilizing after the worst recession since the Great Depression and the weak recovery that followed.      The Republican governor testified Tuesday before a joint committee […]


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Governor’s Budget Proposal Shows Modest Rise in Spending

ATLANTA (AP)-New proposals from Governor Nathan Deal would provide a modest increase in state spending as Georgia continues recovering from one of the worst recessions since the Great Depression. Deal released budget plans Wednesday that […]



HOT Lanes: Are They Warming Up?

ATLANTA (WAOK)-When the I-85 Express Lanes were implemented in October, commuters were upset and severely agitated over the new lanes. A lot of commuters complained that these lanes increased traffic, the rates were too high […]


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Feds Say No to Two Person Carpools

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Federal authorities have denied Georgia’s request for a waiver to allow two-person carpools in a new toll system on I-85. The state had requested the waiver after repeated traffic backups in the […]


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Town Hall Meeting Discusses I-85 Toll Lanes-UPDATE

ATLANTA (WAOK/AJC)-Metro Atlanta commuters had a chance to express their dissatisfaction with the new toll system on Interstate I-85 to lawmakers Monday at a town hall meeting. Drivers frustrated with the toll lanes being too […]


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Governor Freezes Gas Tax

ATLANTA (WAOK)-In an effort to keep gas prices from inching back up to pre-Memorial Day levels, Gov. Nathan Deal decided to freeze the gas tax that was scheduled to take effect July 1. Right now drivers […]


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Fine… Let The Mexicans Have It!

Recently, a report came out that stated there are 11K + jobs that have become available since GA dealt with “immigration issue”, but the dilemma now is… who’s gonna fill the jobs?! Powertalk listeners have […]





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