Deal braves weather to begin work on Georgia's economy

ATLANTA, GA (WTOC) - Ice or not, new Georgia Governor Nathan Deal went right to work to help boost the state's economy Wednesday.

His budget, outlined at Wednesday's State of The State address in Atlanta, included $32 million to deepen The Port of Savannah but no additional money for the lottery funded Hope scholarship.

Still, Deal thinks the most important investment will be in our children.

"Let me be clear. My budget will end teacher furloughs and keep students in school for a full school year. I view education as our number one economic development tool and there is no more forward looking or strategic place to invest," said Deal.

Deal's budget still needs approval from Georgia's legislature.

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