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Stories with person: Nathan Deal
  • Superintendent: No need to obey transgender student policy 
    Updated: May-20-16 6:14 pm

    ATLANTA - Georgia's top education official said Friday that state school districts don't have to comply with the Obama administration's recent guidance that transgender students at public schools be allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity.

  • Favored Democrat, incumbent Isakson face primary challengers 
    Updated: May-14-16 5:26 pm

    ATLANTA - Top Georgia Democrats hope a wealthy newcomer to state politics can take down incumbent U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson. But first, Jim Barksdale's fledgling campaign has to make it through the May 24 primary against project manager Cheryl Copeland and businessman John Coyne.

  • Georgia governor's vetoes on guns, faith bucked his GOP base 
    Updated: May-04-16 4:47 pm

    ATLANTA - When Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently vetoed bills allowing guns on college campuses and shielding religious people who deny people services based on their faith, he was directly bucking his fellow Republican lawmakers, who overwhelmingly supported the proposals, and possibly losing points with his conservative political base.

  • Jimmy Carter's cancer treatment inspires new Georgia law 
    Updated: May-03-16 4:16 pm

    ATLANTA - Georgia's governor has signed a bill inspired by former President Jimmy Carter's cancer treatment.

  • Governor signs bill changing standardized testing measures 
    Updated: May-03-16 12:51 pm

    ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill into law on Tuesday that will bring a wide range of changes to the state's public school systems.

  • Tennessee campus carry becomes law without Haslam signature 
    Updated: May-02-16 7:03 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A bill allowing staff and faculty at Tennessee's public colleges and universities to be armed on campus became law Monday without the Republican governor's signature.

  • Port Call: Port envisioned by 2025, Haley wants it yesterday 
    Updated: May-02-16 3:12 pm

    RIDGELAND, South Carolina - Gov. Nikki Haley said Monday she expects lawmakers in both South Carolina and Georgia will have to start banking money to help pay for a joint port terminal on the Savannah River, a terminal consultants expect will be needed by 2025 and which Haley said she would've liked to have had yesterday.

  • Governor signs bill about officers' use of force, grand jury 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 2:19 pm

    ATLANTA - Police officers who use deadly force will still have a special privilege allowing them to make a statement before a grand jury, but they'll have to answer questions and won't be allowed to sit through the entire proceeding under a bill Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law Tuesday.