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Gov. Deal wants more education opportunities for inmates
Georgia Budget Addres Werm
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is applauded as he walks in to deliver his budget address at the state Capitol Thursday. - photo by Associated Press
ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal asked lawmakers to invest more in educating state prison inmates and promised in his budget address on Thursday that the expense would pay off for the individuals and Georgia's economy when they are released. Deal spoke to the General Assembly's Joint Appropriations Committee days after revealing his budget proposal with about $280 million in fresh funding for schools, a small raise for state employees and more money to hire child-welfare employees.
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