Georgia Governor, Nathan Deal says his spending plan for the coming financial year will increase the number of inmates leaving prison or county jails with job skills.
Deal's appearance Tuesday before lawmakers kicked off a week of hearings to review his 47 point 5 billion dollar spending plan.
The plan, released Thursday, also would boost salaries for state workers and gives local school boards money to increase teacher pay.
Deal gave a broad overview of the proposal, highlighting increases to education spending in public schools before drilling down on changes he wants in education at prisons and jails.
He wants lawmakers to approve $4.3 million more for state prison education and $1.3 million for county jails.