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Deal proposes more than half a billion dollars in education funding
Deal to boost education funding
Since taking office, Gov. Deal has worked with the General Assembly to budget conservatively, downsize state government, implement real tax reform and create approximately 217,000 private-sector jobs since rebuilding from the Great Recession. It is through these measures that Deal now has the opportunity to better fund our state’s educational priorities.
In yesterday’s State of the State address, Deal announced a $547 million increase toward Georgia’s institutions of education, the largest single year increase in seven years. He also announced that in the FY 2015 budget, almost 82 percent of new revenue receipts are dedicated to education, with 68 percent of those new revenues going to k-12 alone.
“These additional funds will provide our local school systems with the resources and flexibility to address the most critical needs of their students and teachers,” Deal said.