Dedicate all of the motor fuel tax revenues to transportation projects
"Transitioning debt service away from the Georgia Department of Transportation and dedicating all of the motor fuel tax revenues to transportation projects."
Consolidate transportation agencies
"Shrinking the size of state government by consolidating transportation agencies - some of which have overlapping or contradictory purposes. As governor, Roy Barnes created new transportation bureaucracy in an attempt to consolidate his power."
Will build more HOV/toll lanes
Supports High Occupancy Toll lanes for NEW construction to give commuters greater choice and to expand capacity.
Will deepen the Port of Savannah
Commited "to deepening the Port of Savannah in anticipation of the widening of the Panama Canal and improvements to infrastructure in Southeast Georgia to accommodate the increase in cargo."
Improve east-west connectivity to help north-south traffic corridors
"One of my major priorities will be improving our state's east-west corridors, including completion of the Fall Line Freeway from Columbus to Macon to Augusta. I would like to see a route south of metro Atlanta to divert the 100,000 tractor trailers that clog Atlanta roads daily."
Oppose tax increases
Signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, in which he agrees to "oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes."
Eliminate net worth tax
"Corporate net worth taxes penalize growth and development of wealth in Georgia, and as Governor, Nathan Deal will work to eliminate this duplicative layer of taxation. By doing so, the state will send a strong signal to current and prospective businesses that Georgia is an ideal place to call home and provide an environment in which to grow. Loss of revenue would be minimal to the state and would quickly be replaced by a stronger corporate presence and improved environment within which growth and development will be encouraged."
Eliminate business inventory tax
"Nathan Deal will work to eliminate this regressive tax to allow businesses to grow absent this additional burden and layer of taxation by allowing local governments to elect to extend current Freeport exemptions to more goods, regardless of who holds the inventory or the destination to which it is shipped."
Develop a plan for more specialized charter schools
"Develop specialized charter high schools with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math"
Create an education funding plan
"By June 30, 2011, Nathan Deal and a team of leaders will come up with possible improvements to better fund public education."
Create more reservoirs
"Develop additional reservoirs to address long-term water needs and enhance economic development"
No gift policy for himself and staff
"As governor, I will implement a total gift ban for executive branch employees to send a strong signal to Georgians that we will not be subject to undue influence."
Put his personal assets into a blind trust
"Will carry this (ethics) policy into the office of the governor and will put his personal assets into a blind trust to ensure conflicts of interest do not exist."
Help local governments develop business-ready properties
Will "create a local government program to help with the development of 'business-ready' property throughout Georgia."
Create a micro-loan enterprise program of $10,000 or less
Enhance access to needed small business capital through micro-enterprise lending
Create a program to spur business development
Create Certified Capital Company (CAPCO) program to fuel research and development
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