Press Releases

Deal announces creation of Local Government 9-1-1 Authority

June 8, 2017

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced creation of the Local Government 9-1-1 Authority, which will be housed under the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS), on July 1. Deal will introduce legislation codifying the Authority during the 2018 legislative session. 

Deal: May tax revenues up 10.3 percent

June 5, 2017

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for May totaled nearly $1.73 billion, for an increase of $161.5 million, or 10.3 percent, compared to May 2016. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled roughly $19.79 billion, for an increase of $880.3 million, or 4.7 percent, over last year when net tax revenues totaled $18.91 billion.