Governor Deal: Georgia's economy doing well

Governor Deal: Georgia's economy doing well

(WALB) - Georgia's governor said that the state's economy isn't doing that bad.

In fact, Governor Nathan Deal said it's doing exceptionally well.

This came after state officials saw an increase in revenue for the fiscal year that ended just last month in June.

Deal said the work doesn't stop there.

"We're building up our rainy day fund. It was almost depleted when I came into office in 2011. We now have the latest report. It's about $1.9 billion. My goal is to have it at $2 billion before I leave office," said Deal.

Governor Deal added that Georgia's economy continues to grow as people continue to spend more.

He said that state revenue increased by 10 percent over the previous year.

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