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Ending the Annual Ad Valorem Tax

August 20, 2012

The unpopular “birthday tax” car owners pay ended when Gov. Nathan Deal signed the tax reform bill HB 386 earlier this year. The bill eliminates the annual ad valorem tax car owners pay and the sales tax manufacturers pay for future purchases.

Deal Announces End of Georgia 400 Toll in 2013

July 30, 2012

Governor Deal recently announced his plan to remove the Georgia 400 toll at the end of 2013. The announcement detailed to have the state pay off its bond debt on December 1, 2013, and move quickly to eliminate the unpopular toll by the end of that year, stopping collection 4 years earlier than previously planned.

Governor to Speak About Technology in the Classroom

July 26, 2012

Governor Nathan Deal will speak directly with teachers and education advocates when he visits The Ignite Show on Tuesday, August 14. Focused on how technology affects teachers and students, the show will explore the benefits and detriments of the now high-tech, connected classroom.

Governor Deal Stops Increase in State Gasoline Tax

June 19, 2012

Governor Nathan Deal has issued an executive order to prevent the increase in the state’s gasoline tax scheduled to go into effect July 1.

Confronting Childhood Obesity

June 12, 2012

To confront increasing incidence of childhood obesity, Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Department of Public Health have introduced Georgia SHAPE, an initiative that promotes childhood wellness.

Reductions to Unemployment Benefits Signed into Law

May 14, 2012

Governor Nathan Deal recently signed House Bill 347 into law, cutting unemployment benefits to Georgians and increasing unemployment insurance taxes to businesses.

New Video Gaming Tax Credit Signed

May 10, 2012

Governor Nathan Deal signed legislation into law on Wednesday, May 2, letting Georgia’s growing video gaming industry keep state tax credits, but with new limitations.

Digital Learning Bill Passes State Senate

April 27, 2012

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed Senate Bill 289, The Digital Learning Act, which is expected to make Georgia a national leader in online learning.

Salary Reduction of Teachers Caught Cheating

April 27, 2012

Governor Nathan Deal has signed into law House Bill 692, which revokes any salary increase or bonuses for Georgia teachers who personally falsified or caused falsification of students' standardized tests.

Governor Deal Signs New Tax Reform Bill

April 20, 2012

Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 386, the Georgia Jobs and Family Tax Reform Plan, which cuts taxes for all Georgians and covers multiple types of tax eliminations.

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