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Gov. Deal: Where's the HOPE?
August 11, 2014
Election year pandering is nothing new for many politicians, but Gov. Deal might be the king of it.
Just three years after gutting the HOPE scholarship--the ticket to higher education for thousands of Georgia’s college students--Gov. Deal is pitching a brand new program to encourage adults to head...
Nathan Deal used taxpayer money to secure a personal business deal that made him a multi-millionaire
June 27, 2014
Since becoming governor, Nathan Deal has gone from rags to riches by using taxpayer-funded staff to work on his own personal business deals behind closed doors.
At first, the governor promised no such shady business practices had taken place. Upon taking office as governor, Deal transferred his...
Gov. Deal brags about a $750 million education shortfall
June 20, 2014
It shouldn’t be a surprise by now, but Gov. Deal is at it again.
This time he’s bragging about how he increased funding for public schools. But sadly, Gov. Deal isn’t being honest with you. The new budget that Gov. Deal is bragging about still shorts our public schools around $750 million dollars...
Deal's ethics scandals: the 13 names you need to know right now
May 27, 2014
Gov. Nathan Deal—Became the focus of a state ethics investigation after questions about his 2010 campaign finances were raised. Allegedly, Deal’s campaign paid $322,000 to companies that Deal or his associates own or have an interest in.
Denise Deal—Gov. Deal’s daughter-in-law and founder of...

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Posted by Bryan Long on August 28th, 2014

“Is it because I look Hispanic?”

That’s what UGA student Lizbeth Miranda asked Gov. Nathan Deal when he decided, just by looking at her, she must be undocumented.

When four students attending a College Republicans meeting this week at UGA questioned the state’s ban on undocumented students attending the university, Gov. Deal first tried to pass the buck to Congress and then said:

Posted by Bryan Long on August 26th, 2014

Despite overwhelming support from the public and the medical community on the issue, Gov. Deal has done little to advance medical marijuana legislation in Georgia.

Now we have a good idea why.

Posted by Bryan Long on August 25th, 2014

Nathan Deal, Inc. is facing a diversity crisis.

As the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported last week, Gov. Deal appoints mostly white male campaign donors to the state’s most powerful governing bodies.

These aren’t honorary positions, but posts with real power and influence over our lives and tax dollars.

Posted by Bryan Long on August 11th, 2014

“The Office of the Governor.”

Those are the words painted on the door to Gov. Deal’s office at the State Capitol.

But, the sign’s wrong.

It should read: “Nathan Deal, Inc.”

Posted by Bryan Long on August 5th, 2014

After researching the issue, Better Georgia is endorsing medical marijuana and calling on lawmakers to take action in the coming year.

From The AJC: "Better Georgia endorses medical marijuana"

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