I can’t remember previous Governors doing this, but apparently Gov. Perdue frequently held bill signings outside of Atlanta.
It’s a great way of bringing Georgia’s state government closer to the people across the state with the added bonus that local media were more likely to cover the bill signings, especially if it is an issue primarily of local interest.
From the Press Release:
Deal to hold bill signings during pro-jobs, pro-family statewide tour
Gov. Nathan Deal will travel to seven cities Tuesday, April 24th and Wednesday, April 25th for bill signings and community events.
Tuesday April 24th – Augusta—Statesboro—Savannah
Georgia Health Sciences University
Cancer Research Center
1410 Laney Walker Blvd.
Augusta*Parking on corner of 15th St. and Laney Walker Blvd., shuttles to event provided
Georgia Southern University
Marvin Pittman Administration Building
1770 Southern Dr.
Garden City Terminal
Wednesday, April 25th – Valdosta—Albany—Warner Robins—Columbus
Valdosta Chamber of Commerce
Valdosta State University Center
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta State University College of Nursing
S. Walter Martin Hall
1300 N. Patterson St.
Albany Rotary Club
Doublegate County Club
3800 Old Dawson Rd.
Robins Air Force Base
Museum of Aviation
Hwy 247 & Russell Parkway
National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center
1775 Legacy Way