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Gov. Deal vetoes bill to create adult and aging service agency

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Governor Nathan Deal vetoed 11 bills including one that would have created the Georgia Adult and Aging Services Agency.

It would have transferred services such as legal and employment assistance for seniors from the Department of Human Services to the Department of Community Health.

Sowega Council on Aging Executive Director Kay Hind is disappointed.

"We felt confident that it would be signed but the Governor has said that he will work with the ones that are advocating for it and come up with a better plan,” said Kay Hind.

Deal said the legislation attempted to merge two agencies with diverse missions.

He said he supports restructuring the Division of Aging Services with a mor tailored alignment of services.

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