Latest True Fact-checks on Nathan Deal Nathan Deal stated on June 3, 2015 in press conference: "Since 2010, eight children in Georgia have died due to vehicular heatstroke." Nathan Deal stated on January 14, 2015 in the governor's State of the State address: "Since I took office, over 319,000 new private sector jobs have been created in Georgia with nearly 93,000 of those coming in the past 12 months." Nathan Deal stated on January 14, 2015 in State of the State address: Since Gov. Nathan Deal office in 2011, the state’s rainy day fund has grown by 643 percent. Nathan Deal stated on September 15, 2014 in candidate forum: The state’s overall revenues only returned this year to 2007 levels. Nathan Deal stated on February 26, 2014 in a speech: Georgia has saved $20 million through changes in criminal sentencing. Nathan Deal stated on January 15, 2014 in a speech: "(M)ore Georgians have jobs than at any other time since October 2008." Nathan Deal stated on January 17, 2013 in a twitter post: "Spending of government money is 17 percent less than it was a decade ago." Nathan Deal stated on January 17, 2013 in a speech: Since taking office in January 2011, "the ‘rainy day’ fund has increased by 226 percent." Nathan Deal stated on January 31, 2012 in a television commercial: "One out of every three automobile fatalities can be attributed to alcohol." Nathan Deal stated on January 10, 2012 in a speech: "Right now in Georgia, nearly one in three leaving our prisons are re-convicted within three years." Nathan Deal stated on September 1, 2011 in an interview: "[The state ethics commission] took absolutely the same percent of cuts as most other state agencies. … They were somewhere in the 7 percent range – same as the governor’s office." Nathan Deal stated on April 20, 2011 in a speech before the Atlanta Press Club: Georgia is "one of only about seven states in the country" that has a AAA bond rating. Nathan Deal stated on March 2, 2011 in a radio interview: "Georgia still has one of the richest programs in terms of scholarships for students to go to college."